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A $500 SCRATCH-OFF LOTTERY TICKET LEADS TO MURDER-SUICIDE!

A Texas man who had just won $500 from a scratch-off lottery ticket did not want to share his winnings with his girlfriend. When the two argued about the money, he shot her in the chest and then turned the gun on himself.

Terry Martin, 46, was pronounced dead inside his home. Although his girlfriend, 48-year-old Laurice Hampton, was able to dial 9-1-1, saying “that she had been shot and that he had shot himself after he shot her,” she later died at the hospital. The two were found inside their master bedroom of the Forth Worth, Texas, home they shared.

Homicide Sergeant Joe Loughman said that the couple had been living together for several years and had known each other since childhood. “We received information that the suspect had won $500 on a Texas lottery scratch-off ticket and that the victim wanted half of the proceeds. The suspect didn’t want to share it with her,” he reported.

Martin had previously been sentenced to one day in jail after assaulting Hampton in November of 2011. He was also fined $214.

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