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GREAT FALLS POLICE CONFIRM OUR REPORT
MONTANA AIR GUARD OFFICER KILLED HIS WIFE
IN A MURDER-SUICIDE - LT. COL. DON MAHONEY
BLASTED SCHOOLTEACHER WIFE WITH SHOTGUN
THEN TURNED WEAPON ON HIMSELF - MOTIVE
FOR CRAZED ACT STILL UNKNOWN - COMMUNITY
SHOCKED BY ACTIONS OF RESPECTED OFFICER
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You read it here first. As usual, our well-informed sources came through again with fast and accurate news that the demise of Lt. Col. Don Mahoney, 44, and his wife Shelly, was the result of a "murder-suicide." We reported that fact when local media and Air Force TIMES didn't state a cause of death.
As a fellow officer told a MilitaryCorruption.com reporter via telephone: "Something must have snapped, and this is the result." The colleague, who said Mahoney had a "hair-trigger temper," does not wish to be identified, for obvious reasons.
Three children are orphaned by the slaughter, which happened the night of November 11 at the couple's Great Falls, Mont. home. Police confirmed what we knew early on. That Mahoney had used a shotgun to kill his 40 year-old schoolteacher wife and then turned the weapon on himself.
NO ANSWERS AS TO WHY TRAGEDY TOOK PLACE
The Mahoneys, highly respected in the community, had been married 17 years. The colonel, commander of the 120th Fighter Wing's Maintenance Squadron, had served as an Army Ranger and Great Falls Policeman before joining the Montana Air National Guard.
Police say they don't know what the exact motive was for such deadly violence. All we can confirm is that an argument broke out and a family member called police. Cops came right away, but not before Mahoney had blasted his wife and then fatally shot himself.
Other than the report of a quick temper, Mahoney was the image of family respectability. He doted on his three sons and coached wrestling and flag football. Shelly was the popular and much-loved 4th grade teacher at the local elementary school.
We ask our readers to join us in prayers for the children left behind by this tragedy, as well as the community of Great Falls, Mont.