original doc martens Doctor kills wife then himself hours after their wedding
(CNN) It was supposed to be the couple happiest day: Kelly Ecker, a nurse, and Dr. George Scott Samson married Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute, Indiana.
By their wedding night, both were dead.
Some wedding guests noticed tension between the couple almost immediately after each said do, said Vigo County Sheriff Chief Deputy Clark Cottom.
guests are telling us the bride and groom didn speak to each other at the reception, he said.
After the reception, the couple hosted members of the bridal party at their home on outside Terre Haute, Cottom said.
The caller, said to be Kelly, is only able to give an address, then the call cuts off.
In a second call made a minute later, the caller says, is beating the s out of me and then says has guns and identifies Scott Samson by name. She says my God!
and then gunshots are heard.
Samson was shot and killed by her husband, hours after marrying him in Indiana
Credit: Vigo County Sheriff via CNN
directed the deputies to the bedroom where they found Kelly body, said Cottom.
She had been shot multiple times, he said.
In addition to the male, two other individuals were found in home: Ecker 10 year old son was in the bedroom where his mother body was found, and he was unharmed, Cottom said.
Samson was still inside when deputies arrived, so they made it a priority to get those three individuals out of the home and to safety immediately, Cottom said.
Deputies surrounded the home immediately.
house is near a wooded area and a cornfield and we didn want an armed man running deep into the woods, Cottom said.
A special response team used a robotic device equipped with a camera to gain entry into the home, he said.
When it located Samson in the basement, it apparent what had happened.
was unresponsive. We saw a bullet wound, Cottom said.
Samson body was found near his gun safe where he had earlier removed other weapons, said Cottom. Samson was a gun enthusiast who had a federal firearms license,