- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say they believe a man killed his 59-year-old mother at a home in western Michigan before killing himself.

The Kent County sheriff’s department says the body of Gloria Launiere was found inside the home in Courtland Township on Monday and 34-year-old David Applegate was found critically injured. The department says he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detective Joel Roon says Launiere and Applegate suffered stab wounds.

Sheriff Lawrence Stelma says that the deaths followed what appeared to be a domestic incident, but specifics were under investigation.

Launiere and her husband lived with Applegate at the home. The department responded after a 911 call from a family member asking authorities to check on them. The department says Applegate’s stepfather wasn’t home when investigators arrived.


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