Thursday, December 02, 1999

Murder-suicide suspected

Furloughed inmate apparently killed self

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        SOUTH LEBANON — A mother of three is dead after a murder-suicide Wednesday that deputies said appears to have been committed by a Warren County Jail inmate who violated his Thanksgiving furlough.

        Suzie Thompson, 42, of the 200 block of East Forest Avenue, died about 2:30 p.m. after a shooting at her home that involved her ex-boyfriend, deputies said. He was wanted by police for not returning to jail after his furlough, said Warren County Sheriff Tom Ariss.

        William H. Chapman, 43, of Lebanon was found dead in Ms. Thompson's first-floor bedroom. He had multiple gunshot wounds.

        Sheriff Ariss said police think Mr. Chapman shot Ms. Thompson to death and then himself. Autopsies will be performed by Montgomery County coroner officials today. A family member said a son, 18, was home at the time.

        Sheriff Ariss said Mr. Chapman had been jailed Oct. 18 for telephone harassment and aggravated menacing against Ms. Thompson.

        Mr. Chapman was granted a holiday furlough by a judge. He was freed Nov. 24 and ordered to return Nov. 25. But he did not report back to the jail, Sheriff Ariss said.

        An escape charge was filed and an arrest warrant issued, Sheriff Ariss said.

        The dead woman's brother, Jean-Jacques Desfosses, blamed county jail officials for letting out the man he said first harassed his sister, then killed her after she recently broke off a four-month relationship.

        “The system let her down,” said Mr. Desfosses, of Mason.

        Mr. Desfosses said his sister, a graduate of Mason High School who had lived in South Lebanon more than two years, had obtained a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend. Sheriff Ariss could not confirm that.

        “She broke off the relationship and he started to threaten her life,” said Mr. Desfosses.


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