Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Two Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide
Date of News Release: 06/20/2012
(Verona, KY) – Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Verona. Gallatin County Dispatch advised KSP that they had received a call of a shooting at 185 Wanda Court in Verona at 10:41 a.m. When Troopers arrived, they found that April Turner, 35 years old of Verona, KY, had been shot in her home. April Turner's husband, Michael Turner, 37 years old of Verona KY, was also found in the home with a gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation shows that Michael Turner shot his wife before shooting himself. Both subjects were pronounced dead at the scene. Three children, ages 14, 13 and 8, were outside the home at the time of the shooting and are with Gallatin County Social Services at this time.
Detective Kurt Buhts is leading the investigation. Detective Buhts was assisted at the scene by the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, Warsaw Police Department, Gallatin County EMS, and the Gallatin County Coroner.