Crime

Morehead woman, shooter die in apparent murder-suicide

A Morehead woman and a Grayson man both died of gunshot wounds early Tuesday in an apparent murder-suicide.

Valerie K. Stevens, 43, an employee of St. Claire Regional Medical Center, was killed outside a house on Old Midland Trail in Bath County, where she was going to care for a home-health patient, according to a news release by the Kentucky State Police.

Richard N. Spillman, 53, of Grayson, pulled into the driveway behind Stevens' car, and they got into an argument.

Spillman allegedly pulled a gun and "shot Mrs. Stevens before shooting himself," police said.

The two had previously lived together, according to the release.

Both were pronounced dead by the Bath County coroner.

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