- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his estranged wife and another man.

WSAZ-TV reports Roger D. Blankenship Sr. of Swiss was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

According to a state police criminal complaint, the bodies of Ilene Blankenship and Douglas P. Hypes were found Saturday in the Drennen area of Nicholas County. The complaint says Blankenship had a loaded firearm and was taken to a hospital after shooting himself in the face.

Troopers say the Blankenships have a pending divorce.


Information from: WSAZ-TV, http://www.wsaz.com

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