Murder-Suicide in DeFuniak Springs

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A domestic disturbance turned deadly in Defuniak Springs Saturday.
Police are calling it a murder-suicide.

It happened after 4:30pm at the couple's home in a neighborhood in the 300 block of Quebec Avenue. Eyewitnesses tell us 33 year old Cleveland William Gettis and 28 year old Saleisha Denise Richardson were arguing in their front yard when they heard the gunshots.

Authorities say Gettis opened fire on Richardson, before turning the gun on himself. They both died at the scene. Two children were said to be living at the home with the couple but it's still unclear whether they were home at the time of the shooting.


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  • by Anonymous Location: defuniak springs on May 15, 2012 at 07:48 AM
    Its said no mom ever thinks that their child would leave the world before they do. at least not like this. My prayers go out to the family. Once again our small town has to pull together to put to rest a friend,sister and somebody's child once again. i say my prayers go out to the family be strong, God's on your side.
  • by yava Location: defuniak springs on May 14, 2012 at 03:18 PM
    i swear this still feels like a dream . everyday i wake up its like my mama is telling me all over again . i cry every morning , this truly hurts . and it put a huge dent in all of our hearts . i love you cuz , and always will . your gone but never forgotten . i love you lee lee , your cousin yava <3
  • by Elisa Rockerman Location: Defuniak Springs Fl on May 13, 2012 at 03:31 AM
    This is such a tragedy.I knew Saliesha.She was such a sweet person.I pray the children did not have to witness this.And my prayers go out to her family.And also to Mr gettis' family.God bless and you are all in my prayers
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