Domestic dispute escalates into murder-suicide near Hoo Shoo Too Road

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 9:55pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 8:52pm

The East Baton Rouge Sherrif's Department reported that a domestic disturbance on the 9000 block of Redman Lake Dr., off Hoo Shoo Too Rd., turned violent around 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.

William Benham, 48, shot his wife, who is currently in an area hospital in stable condition. He also fatally shot his stepdaughter, Natalie Corkern, 29, then fatally shot himself in what deputies are treating as a murder-suicide. 

NBC33 will bring you more information as this story develops. 

This is the third homicide the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has investigated in 2013. Of those three cases, only one remains open. All of the cases are shooting related and two out of the three involved a family member as the shooter. As of this incident, there have been 20 homicides in the parish.

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