Murder Suicide in Venice

December 19, 2006

Los Angeles: A co-worker found an elderly couple dead in their home on December 15, 2006. Both were shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide.

About 11 AM, a co-worker went to the couple’s home, in the 600 block of Vernon Avenue, to check on the couple’s welfare. They had not been seen for a couple of days. The co-worker called police once he found the couple.

Detectives believe the wife, Hallie D’Amore, 64, shot and killed her husband, Richard, 66, and turned the gun on herself. The crime probably occurred in the early morning hours of December 14. The couple had been experiencing recent marital problems.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pacific Homicide Detectives at 310-482-6369. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).