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Family Dispute Ends in Murder

By: Will Jones Email
By: Will Jones Email

While the rest of the world counted down to the New Year, a family dispute turned deadly in Kanawha County. It happened at about 11pm Sunday night on Mill Creek Road in Big Chimney.

Deputies say 57-year-old Michael Brisendine shot and killed his son-in-law, 30-year-old Teddy Pauley II, during an argument inside Brisendine's home. Police say after shooting Pauley, Brisendine then shot himself in the stomach in an apparent attempted suicide. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening, though.

Police say the shooting happening in front of the men's wives and Pauley's children

Detecitves say domestic disputes are sadly common during this time of year.

"Every homicide is a different situation, different circumstance," said Lt Greg Young with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department. "I don't know if you could time them. If we knew what caused them, we would stop them all."

Police are still investigating the nature of the dispute and what caused it to turn deadly.


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