Candler Co couple death ruled murder suicide

Candler Co couple death ruled murder suicide

CANDLER CO., GA (WTOC)

Investigators have ruled the death of a Candler County couple over-the-weekend a murder suicide. 

Relatives found them Saturday morning in their home on Highway 23, north of Metter.

GBI agents believe Joseph Karpinsky shot and killed his wife, Janet, then turned the gun on himself. The ruling comes after autopsies this week. 

Agents say the couple had some history of domestic violence.

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