THE LIBERTY CO. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT HAS RELEASED THE NAMES AND MORE DETAILS IN REGARD TO TWO BODIES FOUND AT A CHESTER RESIDENCE YEST. (TUES.) MORNING AT APPROX. 11:30

THE DECEASED WERE IDENTIFED AS 47-YEAR OLD FRANCIS LABOUNTY, THE SUPT. OF THE CJI SCHOOL DISTRICT AND HIS WIFE TANYA, 42, WHO WAS ALSO EMPLOYED BY THE SCHOOL.

THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SAYS BOTH INDIVIDUALS DIED OF A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD AND A .357-REVOLVER WAS FOUND AT THE SCENE.

THE REPORT SAYS THAT THE TWO HAD BEEN SEPARATED SINCE DEC. 1ST AND THAT TANYAWAS LIVING OUTSIDE THEIR HOME AT A SEPARATE RESIDENCE, WHERE THE SHOOTING OCCURRED.

THE INVESTIGATION ALSO REVEALED THAT THE COUPLE HAD BEEN SEPARATED SINCE DEC.1ST AND THAT MR. LABOUNTY HAD BEEN ARRESTED ON THAT DATE FOLLOWING A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE.    FOLLOWING THAT INCIDENT, TANYA LABOUNTY HAD OBTAINED A PROTECTIVEORDER AGAINST HER HUSBAND.

THE ACTUAL MANNER IN WHICH THE DEATHS OCCURRED WILL BE DISCLOSED FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF AUTOPSIES.

FRANCIS LABOUNTY HAS BEEN THE CJI SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT ONLY SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR.   HE SERVED AS SUPERINTENDENT IN THE BROCKTONSCHOOL DISTRICT LAST YEAR.