The married couple have two sons and were in the middle of a bitter divorce, according to police
On Monday, the bodies of a married couple embroiled in a bitter divorce were discovered dead inside a home in Southern California in what authorities say was a murder-suicide.
A statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department alleges Maurice Molina, 55, fatally stabbed his 48-year-old wife, Julie, before using the knife to end his own life.
It was at around 3 p.m. that police were called to the Molina’s North Tustin home.
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According to police, a relative allegedly found the bodies. Multiple outlets report Julie Molina’s mother found the bodies.
The relative’s screams allegedly prompted neighbors to call 911.
Deputies arrived to discover “one adult male and one adult female deceased inside a residence,” the statement says.
They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
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The couple were going through a divorce, and had two adult sons, including one in college.
Attempts to reach relatives were unsuccessful Wednesday.