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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Saturday June 29th, 2013 :: 10:10 a.m. EDT

Murder-Suicide Victims Identified

On June 28, 2013 deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 479 Weeks Road in Rutherfordton reference to shots fired.

Upon arrival, deputies’ located two people deceased inside the residence.

The deceased are Robert and Janie Stone of the above address.

Janie and a friend had gone out earlier in the day to celebrate Janie’s 50th birthday. The friend was at the residence when the incident took place.

At some point in the evening, Robert and Janie Stone get into a domestic dispute and Robert Stone shot Janie, and then turns the gun on himself.

The friend was not harmed but was transported to Rutherford Regional for evaluation.

Alcohol was involved in the shooting.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
198 N Washington St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-287-6247

479 Weeks Road
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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