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Murder-suicide in San Diego

Geoff Wood

Hope's been at a conference in San Deigo most of the week and recently called from her connection in Detroit. She told me that it had been all over the local news in SD that a murder-suicide had occured in the hotel where she had been staying. I hadn't caught it on the news here but a quick google search produced the following (note: they think victim and killer may have been there as attendees at the conference):

Man, woman in murder-suicide identified
SAN DIEGO - A man and woman found dead at a hotel last night in an apparent murder-suicide have been identified as a couple from the Los Angeles area.

Investigators believe Harold M. Kent, 54, shot to death girlfriend Lisa K. Walsh, 43, before turning the gun on himself.

A guest at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina on Harbor Drive heard a woman screaming, followed by gunshots, in the room next to his at 7:45 p.m., police said.
Officers found the two dead in their seventh-floor room.

Kent and Walsh work as physical trainers and may have been in town for a fitness convention, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.

Crazy. When I hear about tragic events like that they always seem so distant. It's scary to think that how small this world is (insert n degrees of Kevin Bacon reference).

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