Police say man killed wife, son in North Huntingdon

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North Huntingdon police say they now believe a North Huntingdon man killed his wife and his son in a double murder suicide Tuesday morning.

Initially police said they weren't sure who fired the shots.

Franklin D. Hutchison, 68, fired the shots into the heads of his wife, Hazel, 67, and their son, William R. Hutchison, 46, said Detective Sgt. Jeffrey Bouldin today. Each died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

Their bodies were discovered by police at around 9:20 Thursday night at their home at 2081 Guffey Road, said Sgt. Bouldin.

The Westmoreland County Coroner's office pronounced the three dead at 10:42 p.m. Thursday. As of this afternoon, autopsy results were not yet available.

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Mackenzie Carpenter: mcarpenter@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1949.


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