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Texas couple both dead after argument over $500 lottery ticket win

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Posted: April 1, 2015, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

Amazing how no one knows these people but poverty and blaming the president is the first thing that pops in peoples minds after this sad story.  Indeed what a world we live in!

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    Posted: April 1, 2015, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

    A winning scratch-off lottery ticket worth $500 prompted an argument between a couple in their Fort Worth, Texas, home that ended with both dying of gunshot wounds, officials said on Tuesday.

    Fort Worth police said Terry Martin shot his long-time girlfriend, Laurice Hampton, and then shot himself early on Saturday morning in the master bedroom of the house they had shared for several years.

    The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office ruled on Tuesday that Martin had committed suicide and that Hampton's death was a homicide.

    Martin, 46, was found dead when officers arrived at the home about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. Hampton, 48, was critically injured with multiple gunshots but was able to call 911 for help, police said.

    Hampton was taken to a local hospital, where she died, police said.

    "They were having an argument over a scratch-off lottery ticket winnings," said sergeant Joe Loughman. "We have been told they had a very volatile relationship."

    Hampton told officers before she died that Martin had shot her and then shot himself.

    Martin died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the medical examiner.

    Thanks to hearsetrax for the tip.

    Sorry, to hear something so senseless, two people loss their life for a $500. scratch off winning ticket. This is way to much drama over a lottery ticket. God , bless their families.

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      Posted: April 1, 2015, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

      This is insanity. From other news reports, these two knew each other from Childhood, but it would seem their love or friendship was worth less than $500.00

      ** There is a scene in the movie " The Equalizer" where Denzel politely asks the Russian Mobster on the East Coast to "Take" Nine Grand in exchange to release a girl from prostitution.This Big Nose refuses and he ends up dying with the rest of his henchmen in a room. Denzel's last words to this guy as he lay there in a pool of B..were " You should have taken the Money!"

      Money and Stupidity can go hand in hand-at times. Sorry for their Parents & Siblings Loss.

      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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        Posted: April 1, 2015, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

        Very sad.

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          Posted: April 1, 2015, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

          It's horrible what people will do to each other these days. It could have been $50 and the same result would have occurred.

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            Posted: April 1, 2015, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

            A physical abusive relationship,the $500.00 was the trigger.So Sad.

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              Posted: April 1, 2015, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

              I bet some people will play 500 as their pick 3 combo tonight.

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: April 1, 2015, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                Ain't Love Grand?

                No, it's half a grand. lol

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                  Posted: April 1, 2015, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                  No, it's half a grand. lol

                  Impressive response. Smile

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                    Posted: April 1, 2015, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                    This is sad but  I know people who kill each other over a fish. So true...

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                      Posted: April 1, 2015, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                      No, it's half a grand. lol

                      I Agree! Inflation!

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                        Posted: April 1, 2015, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

                        Amazing how no one knows these people but poverty and blaming the president is the first thing that pops in peoples minds after this sad story.  Indeed what a world we live in!

                        Everything is open for discussion here because they were specifically arguing over lottery winnings so it's not really that far off topic to pretend it's the same as poor people arguing about food stamps, an unemployment check, or something else.

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                          I have criticized every President since JFK.  Get over yourself - it's not hatred to express an opinion.

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                            I have criticized every President since JFK.  Get over yourself - it's not hatred to express an opinion.

                            I Agree!    Amen emily.

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                              "I do not dispute that 90 million Americans age 16 or over are neither working nor actively looking for work."

                              There are 43 million Americans over the age of 64, 74.2 million under the age of 18, and as of 2014 the U.S. population was 318.9 million.