Police: Fight over $500 lottery win led to murder-suicide

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth police say a man who won $500 on a scratch-off lottery ticket apparently fatally shot his live-in girlfriend and then himself after they argued because he didn't want to share the winnings with her.

Sgt. Joe Loughman said Tuesday that 48-year-old Laurice Hampton was able to call 911 to report the shootings Saturday night despite being critically injured with a gunshot wound to the chest

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/19HTarv ) reports that responding officers found the couple inside a bedroom. Forty-six-year-old Terry Martin was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Hampton was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where she died a few hours later.

Homicide Sgt. Joe Loughman says the couple had known each other since childhood and had lived together for several years.

Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com

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