La. police: Killer's wife suffocated, drowned

By By STACEY PLAISANCE

LOCKPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities say evidence shows a man first killed his wife before fatally shooting two others and wounding three people.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said Friday that the results of an autopsy showed that Benjamin Freeman's wife, Denise Freeman, suffocated and drowned.

Maj. Malcolm Wolfe with the sheriff's department said in an email that the evidence indicates that Benjamin Freeman killed Denise Freeman before he went on a rampage and killed others Thursday.

Denise Freeman's body was found Thursday in a bathtub by deputies hunting for her husband.

Benjamin Freeman killed himself Thursday with the shotgun he'd used to kill his former mother-in-law and the CEO of a hospital he left in 2011.

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