Mississippi State House Candidate Kills Wife And Himself After Being Served Divorce Papers

Police say Carl Robinson shot his wife where she worked.

Carl Robinson, a Democratic candidate who was seeking election to the Mississippi House of Representatives, reportedly walked into the medical clinic where his estranged wife worked as a receptionist on Tuesday (July 16) and shot her to death before turning the gun on himself.

Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson says the murder-suicide happened at the Williams Medical Clinic in Potts Camp after Robinson received divorce papers.

“We found the shooter dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head," Dickerson told the Daily Journal. "He and his wife were in the process of a divorce. His wife was lying on the floor near his body."

Dickerson, 43, shot 34-year-old Latoya Thompson, who died as emergency workers were trying to put her on a medical helicopter.

Witnesses at the scene told the newspaper they saw Robinson pacing outside of the clinic before going into the building. A .38-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol was recovered at the scene and no one else was reportedly hurt.

Previously, Robinson was preparing for a Democratic primary on August 6 and was seeking the District 5 seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

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