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Husband Dead; Wife, Daughter Wounded In Shooting

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PURYEAR, Tenn. (AP) - Henry County authorities said a pending divorce was the apparent motivation for a triple shooting that left the husband dead.

Sheriff Monte Belew told The Paris Post-Intelligencer 72-year-old John Baxter shot his 66-year-old wife, Virginia Baxter, and the couple's daughter before fatally shooting himself. Belew said the younger woman is 46-year-old Katherine Oloughlin.

The shooting occurred just before 2 p.m. Monday at the family home near Puryear.

Oloughlin was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville and Virginia Baxter was initially taken to Henry County Medical Center in Paris.

The sheriff said the argument was over which partner would keep a car title after the divorce. He said James Baxter used a .22-caliber handgun and a .357 derringer in the shooting.

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