Indiana— Police recovered assault rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
An Indiana anesthesiologist shot dead his wife minutes after the last guest left their wedding party on Sunday morning after an alleged alcohol fueled argument over a pre-nuptial agreement turned tragic.
Dr. George ‘Scott’ Samson, 54, is said to have told his new wife, Kelly Ecker, 50, that she would ‘never get her hands on his money’ during the wedding reception at the Ohio Building in Terre Haute.
Kelly Ecker Samson contacted 911 dispatcher her husband of just hours, Dr. George “Scott” Samson, was threatening to kill her, and gave the address of their Terra Haute home as 4205 North Creal Street, apparently the address she given was incorrect. It was actually 4025.
She then followed up with three more calls, again giving the incorrect address. The last call ended with screams and what sounded like gunshots, dispatchers said.
Dispatchers trying to locate the house could find no 4025 N. Creal St. on the map scheme used with the 911 system, and Kelly Samson’s smartphone did not have “smart 911” activated on her cell phone, making it impossible to trace it.
When police deputies finally arrived at the right address, they found Kelly Samson dead in their bedroom with multiple gunshots.
Dr. Samson’s father and Kelly Samson’s son from a previous marriage were the witness and told police the doctor had “gathered multiple rounds of ammunition, and fled into the basement.”
Police evacuated the father and son along with Kelly Samson’s mother-in-law from the house.
Police then called in SWAT team who looked into the basement using a remote camera, seeing an unresponsive Dr. Samson who had died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
A guest at the earlier wedding reception told police Samson had seemed agitated at the event, and wedding guests who gathered at the couple’s home later in the evening spoke of the couple’s not speaking to each other.
According to media source, authorities stated they were treating the case as a murder-suicide, are taking inventory of Samson’s gun collection.