Man Suspected Of Murdering Wife And Shooting Himself In The Head Leaving Behind 1-Year-Old Daughter

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Man Suspected Of Murdering Wife And Shooting Himself In The Head Leaving Behind 1-Year-Old Daughter

The victim's sister was also killed in the tragic double murder-suicide

Published November 28, 2017

A community in Indianapolis was delivered a tragic blow after the Thanksgiving holiday when a man reportedly killed his estranged wife and her sister before turning a gun on himself and ending his own life. 

Darrel Jackson, 29, was found dead by his father and brother in front of their home in Jonesboro, Arkansas, over 400 miles from where the first killings took place, reported Indy Star.

27-year-old Mallory Jackson — who was married to Darrel — and her sister Meredith Opel, 20, were named as the victims, according to police reports.

After the killing on Friday, Darrel drove to his father’s Arkansas home and sent him a text which said "he could not take it no longer," according to police.

Darrel was found with a gunshot wound to the head and a Smith and Wesson 9 mm handgun was in the car with him. Indianapolis metropolitan police found the bodies of Mallory Jackson and Opel about four hours later.

According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department news release, the sisters suffered "apparent trauma;” however, the official autopsy results have not been released.

Police had been called to Mallory’s Indianapolis residence recently to respond to a domestic dispute, IMPD Sgt. Christopher Wilburn said.

Jackson worked as a licensed practical nurse for American Senior Communities at Rosewalk Village. She leaves behind a daughter, Camilla Rose, according to her obituary. According to Darrel’s Facebook page, Rose was born in early 2016 and he married Mallory in late 2015.

Opel was a senior at the University of Southern Indiana, according to her obituary

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Getty Images)


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