Overdose. Two people were found dead in an Athens motel after what a sheriff’s investigator suspects was a ‘pill party’. A man in his 20s and a woman in her 30s were found dead at the Starlight Motel after investigators responded to a call from another hotel guest. A ‘pill party’ involves mixed prescription medications passed around in a bowl. Investigators are waiting for lab results to determine the contents of the pills.
Motel Slaying. King County prosecutors have filed murder charges against three 19-year-old men and a 16-year-old girl in connection in the slaying of a 47-year-old man. The sheriff’s office says witnesses saw the victim drive up and enter a room of SeaTac Motel. Within a few minutes they heard an argument and then a gun shot. The victim stumbled out of the room and collapsed. He died at the scene.
Fractured Skull. A man beat a handcuffed guest to death inside an Elkton motel, Room 418. Court records list a fractured skull as one of the many injuries that he suffered during a “mutual combat fight” that, at some point, turned into an alleged deadly assault. According to court records, the mancontinuously beat the victim in the head with the leg of a chair that had been broken during their fight.
Fatal Shooting. Police are investigating a fatal shooting at Budget Inn on S. AustinStreet. Police said a 41-year-old Denison man knocked on the motel room door of a 49-year-old man. He started assaulting the person that lived there but the motel resident had a gun - and fatally shot his attacker.A witness heard the gun fire: “three shots. Pow pow pow,” she said."I walked over there, and there was a guy laying on the floor,".
Murder Suicide. A 16-year-old boy, his 8-year-old sister and an adult man were the victims of a suspected murder suicide at the Californian Paradise Motel in National City according to police. Detectives are investigating whether the 39-year-old man, who was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, is the children’s father. All three victims were found with a single gunshot wound to the head.
Lying in a Pool of Blood. A man found Sunday morning lying in a pool of blood at the Orange Lake Motel died after he was stabbed in the back with a steak knife. When police arrived, they found him the doorway of Room 11 in a pool of his own blood and the room in disarray behind him. Next door in Room 10, a woman was found with blood on her clothes. She was in a relationship with the victim. Police charged her with first degree murder.