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Porterville deaths determined to be Murder/Suicide

Grant and Marilee Wadman (Photo from Facebook)
Article Date: 
22 November, 2011 - 13:15

Grant and Marilee Wadman were found dead in their Porterville home at 390 West Hardscrabble in Porterville.  The Sheriff's office was notified by family members after they had not been able to contact the couple for approximately a week. 

After investigation and an autopsy it was determined that the deaths were a murder/suicide.  Marilee Wadman was killed by a gunshot wound to the head inflicted prior to Grant Wadman taking his own life with a single gunshot wound to the head.  Grant Wadman is suspected of firing the fatal shot that killed Marilee Wadman.

Police had reported that they had been called on several occasions to the couples home for domestic disturbances.  There was no sign of a break in at the home.