Murder suspect due in court

March 2, 2009 6:43:43 AM PST
The man accused of killing a Garner woman and then turning the gun on himself is due in court Monday.Jose Manuel Valdez-Masias, 44, was arrested and charged with murder Friday after he was released from WakeMed.

The Wake County Sheriff's office said Valdez-Masias shot June Carlyle at her home on Creech Road on Tuesday and then shot himself in the head. A mug shot showed extensive stitches across his scalp from the injury.

Detectives said the incident was a domestic dispute that escalated. They recovered a .380-caliber handgun at the scene of the shooting.


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