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    Default SHOCK: Murder-Suicide in Coppell, Tx. Mayor & Daughter

    On Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 55-year-old Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters and her 19-year-old daughter, Corrine Peters, were found shot to death in their home. Both had gunshot wounds to the head. Police discovered the bodies of the mother and daughter Tuesday evening after the mayor failed to show up for a city council meeting.

    The Dallas County Medical Examiner's office ruled Wednesday that 55-year-old Mayor, Jayne Peters, shot herself in the head, after killing her 19-year-old daughter Corinne, who had just graduated from Coppell High School last month, and was bound for the University of Texas at Austin this fall.

    The Dallas Morning News noted that Mayor Peters may have been ill -- her daughter had told family friends that she had to postpone her freshman orientation at the University of Texas at Austin this summer because of her mom's doctor's appointments, but that she would be "OK."

    Her husband, Donald Peters, 58, died in January 2008 from cancer.

    Mayor Peters and her daughter were active in their community and church. Peters, who was a contract software developer, succeeded Doug Stover as mayor last year after no one challenged her bid for the seat. She had served on the City Council since 1998.

    Coppell is a affluent suburb near Dallas, pop. 39,000, with a median family income of $119,229, and a per capita income of $40,219.

    Mayor Peters and her daughter lived in a 3,800 sq. ft. home valued at $400,000.
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    How thoughtful, to include her daughter.
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    How incredibly sad. I can't imagine ever taking my child's life even if they were holding a gun to my head, I would have a hard time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rover View Post
    Mayor Peters and her daughter lived in a 3,800 sq. ft. home valued at $400,000.
    ...but can now be had for a bit less.

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    That sucks, that's just wrong, completly wrong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    How incredibly sad. I can't imagine ever taking my child's life even if they were holding a gun to my head, I would have a hard time.
    you and me both. I could never do it. This is a tragedy. I wonder if she killed the daughter, or if it was a planned thing between the two of them.

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    COPPELL, Texas -- Autopsy reports show the Coppell mayor's 19-year-old daughter was shot from behind and the mayor shot herself in the forehead.

    The Dallas County medical examiner released records on Tuesday showing Corinne Peters was shot in the back of the neck from several feet away.

    The two women were found dead in their home earlier this month after Jayne Peters didn't show up for a City Council meeting. Coppell, a city of 40,000 people, is about 15 miles northwest of Dallas.

    Multiple media outlets around the Dallas-Fort Worth area reported Wednesday that city officials announced an anonymous donor gave the city $10,000 to cover the mayor's charges on her city credit card. The announcement coincided with the release of a city investigation that shows the mayor charged more than $6,300 in personal and unexplained expenses on the card.

    The note accompanying the donation says, "Please use these dollars to reimburse the city for any and all credit card charges of Jayne Peters, with any remainder to go to the city."

    The city's investigation found that only $1,348 items charged on her card were legitimate. Nearly $2,000 of the questioned charges were made two weeks before Peters apparently shot herself and her 19-year-old daughter in their home. They included payments for rental cars, gas, restaurants, clothes and groceries.

    City officials have said they had been questioning the mayor about her use of the city credit card in the months before her death.

    The medical examiner determined the daughter's death was a homicide and the mayor's a suicide. The records do not definitively state that the mayor killed her daughter, although investigators believe she did. The autopsies also did not say who died first.

    The women didn't have alcohol or drugs in their systems when they died, the reports said. However, Jayne Peters did have two patches of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, a drug commonly used by cancer patients, on her back. The medical examiner's office found no evidence of the painkiller in her system, however. Nor did it find that the mayor had cancer.

    Steve Thomas, deputy chief of police for the Coppell Police Department, said police are still gathering details before they close the investigation, including a time of death, information from the mayor's computer files and test results from outside agencies.

    "All the information we have received thus far points to that (murder/suicide), but until the investigation is complete, it is a death investigation," he said.

    The bullet that killed the mayor's daughter struck her in the back of the neck and came out through her right cheekbone, the reports said. Her body was found in the laundry room wrapped in towels on the first floor of the family's two-story home.

    The mayor's body was found in the upstairs bathroom with a "do not resuscitate" note, one of four notes left behind for first responders.

    Another note said the two were still grieving over the 2008 death from cancer of their husband and father.

    "My sweet, sweet Corinne had grown completely inconsolable. She had learned to hide her feelings from her friends. But the two of us were lost, alone and afraid. Corinne just kept on asking, 'Why won't God let me die?' We hadn't slept at all and neither one of us could stop crying when we were together," read a typed note that police found in the kitchen.

    Jayne Peters was a contract software developer who served on the City Council for a decade. She was elected mayor in 2009.

    Her daughter had recently told friends that she was heading to the University of Texas at Austin in the fall. Neighbors and friends said Corinne Peters was excited and had been wearing shirts with the university's Longhorn logo and colors. But a UT spokesman said the school had no record of her applying.

    Thomas said a neighbor saw Corinne putting things in her car at 6 a.m. the morning before she was killed. Shortly after she placed them in the car, the elder Peters was seen taking items back into their home.
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    strange, I heard about this and the article I read said the daughter had been posting on her facebook account that she could not understand why she was having trouble getting into freshmen orientation sessions.

    Also the girl had been driving a car that the mother had told neighbors was a graduation present...however the car was a rental, charges for the rental showed up on the city credit card and they were questioning the mayor about it and other charges


    the day of the shooting the girl had been seen putting things in the car...shortly after the mother came out and took the things back out, drove the car to the nearby rental office where she turned it in, and was last seen walking home

    is it possible that the mother lied to the daughter about her acceptance into college, lied to the daughter about the car and killed the girl rather than face the truth and face the scandal of using the city cards for a few thousand dollars in charges?

    oh and here's the kicker....the mother was found with two fentayl patches on her but none in her system....they are thinking that she put the patches on (which she could have obtained from her late husbands cancer treatment) so that if she survived shoot herself, she would die of an overdose (and not be in pain in the process)....unbelievable
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