Posted: Jan 9, 2013 4:54 PM
Updated: Jan 9, 2013 4:54 PM
Police have identified the Pulaski County couple who died in what they believe was a murder-suicide.
The incident happened Wednesday afternoon at a home along Edwards Road.
The victims have been identified as Billy Eugene Baugh, 54, and Shirley Baugh, 53. They were pronounced dead at the scene by the Pulaski County Coroner's Office.
The Sheriff's Department says Billy Baugh shot his wife with a handgun before turning the gun on himself. The shooting occurred on the same day as the scheduled funeral for the Baughs' son, Clarence Baugh, who was killed in a car crash last week in Lincoln County.
Family members told investigators that Billy and Shirley were having trouble coping with their son's death, and that may have contributed to Wednesday's shooting.
The victims are both scheduled for autopsies on Thursday in Frankfort.