Husband and wife found dead in possible murder-suicide

Posted at 2:17 PM, Dec 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-30 21:56:31-05

KING AND QUEEN COURT HOUSE, Va. (WTVR) - Officers are investigating what could be a murder-suicide in King and Queen County.

Saturday night, the King and Queen County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Virginia State Police, West Point Police Department and King William Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Elsom Mascot Road in reference to a possible shooting.

Chief Deputy Balderson told CBS 6 that upon arrival authorities located two subjects who had suffered fatal gunshot wounds. Robin Stout, 48, and Thomas Stout, 42, both of King and Queen County, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr. and Mrs. Stout were the only occupants in the home at the time of the shooting and preliminary findings are that Mr. Stout shot his wife and then himself with a hand gun.

Their daughter was not at home at the time. She is now with family members. 

Police said that they had been called to this home in the past for domestic issues. 

The motive for the shootings is unclear and remains under investigation. Police said that there will not be any further information releases until the medical examiner has made their determination. 

Stay with CBS 6 for updates on this developing story.