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Old 04-07-09, 11:11 PM
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CASSELBERRY, Fla. - A Florida woman fatally shot her son and then turned the gun on herself at a central Florida gun range, authorities said.

Marie Moore, 44, of Altamonte Springs and her 20-year-old son, Mitchell, were sharing a firing lane at the Shoot Straight range Sunday, Casselberry police said. Shooters in an adjacent lane said the mother and son seemed to be getting along fine. A security video shows Moore walk up behind her son, point a revolver at the back of his head and fire a single shot, police said. She then put the gun in her mouth and pulled the trigger.

The son died at the scene, and the mother died later at the hospital. Family members told police that Moore had a history of mental illness.

The gun was rented from the shooting range.
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We don't need that link and how dare Fox show that video.
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Old 04-07-09, 11:46 PM
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From the back, that mom looked kind of hot. Before she shot herself in the mouth of course.

And yes, be forewarned that the video is a little graphic. I wish there was audio, I'd love to hear what the guy in the next booth was saying. "Um, we need a cleanup on isle 3".
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Yikes. Yeah that dude looked a bit perplexed.
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Old 04-08-09, 12:25 AM
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Yeah, WFTV had details of the suicide notes she left to her boyfriend. Crazy woman.
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Did they take the video down? Nothing at the link
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Old 04-08-09, 01:02 AM
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The video I saw wasn't gory or anything. You just see the son fall down and the woman put the gun in her mouth and fall offscreen.
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It worked for me ... kinda wish it hadn't ... geez ...
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Why would anyone (the son?) let a mentally ill woman anywhere near a gun?
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Old 04-08-09, 01:42 AM
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We don't need that link and how dare Fox show that video.
Agreed. I'll never understand some people's fascination with seeing death.
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Agreed. I'll never understand some people's fascination with seeing death.
Everyone needs a taste of their future.
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Old 04-08-09, 02:22 AM
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1 Mom 1 Son.

The video is taken every other few frames, so you don't see much of anything. Which is probably a good thing.

Shooting range operators need to be on the lookout for such behavior, however. First-timer sign-ups are infamous for doing this. It's an easier way to get a weapon.
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Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
We don't need that link and how dare Fox show that video.
oh please.
a handful of stilted frames that showed nothing. What exactly is NSFW in that? There are google ads on this site that are more NSFW than that.
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Old 04-08-09, 08:50 AM
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The problem here is Obama. Everyone is rushing to get their murder-suicides in before he takes our guns away.
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The problem here is Obama. Everyone is rushing to get their murder-suicides in before he takes our guns away.
Heard the yearly NRA convention is in Guyana.
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Family members told police that Moore had a history of mental illness.

The gun was rented from the shooting range.
Makes sense to me
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Old 04-08-09, 09:02 AM
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If only it were an archery range.
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I'm wondering if they had ever gone to the firing range before. I can see this scenario...

Psycho Mom: Hey son! Let's go shoot guns!
Son: Um, I'm not really interested in that...
PM: C'mon, it's something we can do together.
Son: I really don't feel like it.
PM: *begins to cry* You don't care about me!
Son: Well, all right, if you're going to be like that about it. Geez.
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Yeah, WFTV had details of the suicide notes she left to her boyfriend. Crazy woman.
Link?
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http://www.wftv.com/news/19119365/detail.html
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Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
We don't need that link and how dare Fox show that video.
Well, it did appear to be OAR...
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Well, thanks to this idiot mother, the days of gun ranges renting guns will soon be over. Thanks.
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I don't even like to share a bowling lane with my mom.
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Well, it did appear to be OAR...

It wasn't in HD.
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Mom kills son, then self at shooting range
'I had to send my son to heaven and myself to Hell,' suicide note says

CASSELBERRY, Fla. – A central Florida woman who fatally shot her son then killed herself at a shooting range wrote in suicide notes to her boyfriend that she was trying to save her son.

"I'm so sorry," Marie Moore wrote several times. "I had to send my son to heaven and myself to Hell."


She signed two of the notes "Failed Queen."

Authorities said Wednesday they still had no motive for the murder-suicide that shocked fellow customers and employees at the Shoot Straight range in Casselberry, about 10 miles north of Orlando, on Sunday.

"We have no clue. I don't even want to begin to speculate," said Deputy Chief Bill McNeil of the Casselberry Police Department.

Son shot in back of head
The gun range's security video shows 20-year-old Mitchell Moore taking aim at a target in a booth when his mother, 44, walks up behind him and points a gun at the back of his head. In the next frame, the son is seen falling to the ground and a nearby patron appears to alert others as he points to the unseen carnage.

The gun used was rented at the range.

According to a police report, earlier footage from the surveillance video shows the mother and son taking turns shooting and talking with other customers in the adjacent lane. "They seem to be getting along fine," one of the responding officers said.

The son died at the scene. Marie Moore was still alive when officers arrived at the range but later died at a hospital.

Woman reportedly had mental illness
Mitchell's father, Charles Moore, told police that Marie Moore had a history of mental illness and had previously attempted suicide and been involuntarily committed to a mental hospital in 2002 under the state's Baker Act.

Larry Anderson, a manager at Shoot Straight, said it's unclear whether the Moores had been to the range before, but they weren't regular customers. The range requires that customers fill out a form with a series of questions, including whether they have ever been convicted of a felony or been declared mentally unstable. But it has no way to verify the information.

Anderson defended the range's policies, saying: "If someone acts right, we have to assume they are right."

Based on the writings and audio recordings that he's seen in the media, Anderson said, it's clear that Marie Moore was "bent on doing it."

"Sometimes, like what happens Sunday, you have no control," Anderson said. "There's nothing you can do to prevent it."
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