Former Pennsylvania state trooper kills wife then himself

Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:57pm EDT

Related Topics

(Reuters) - A former Pennsylvania state trooper killed his estranged wife on Thursday before taking his own life in a Decatur Township grocery store, according to state police and local media.

Investigators said Mark Miscavish, 51, went to the County Market, where his wife Traci worked, found her in an upstairs office and shot her with a shotgun before shooting himself at about 10 a.m.

Traci Miscavish, 49, filed for divorce on Friday, according to Centredaily.com. Her husband was a state policeman for 15 years, the Web site said.

Mark Miscavish was arrested on January 23 after he allegedly assaulted his wife and threatened to kill her, according to Centredaily.com.

Traci Miscavish was granted a protection-from-abuse order while her husband faced charges stemming from the incident, the site said.

Decatur Township is about 130 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by Bob Burgdorfer)

FILED UNDER:
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (3)
michael10sley wrote:
He should have just killed himself. More senseless violence
in the _new America.I grew up in a small town (20,000 plus) in Michigan just south of Detroit and we had no murders in over 100 years and now every time your turn on your TV or computer its more evil news.
I remember history lessons about the downfall of Rome and there are a lot of comparisons to us. Hope we learned from their mistakes.

Mar 28, 2013 9:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TJTexas wrote:
n keeping with the current administrations line of thought, I suppose we should take fire arms away from all police officers now?

Mar 29, 2013 7:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:
“Traci Miscavish was granted a protection-from-abuse order” and because she trusted the courts and cops she is dead.

And this PROVES why no body gets my guns. We have to protect ourselves.

Mar 29, 2013 9:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

Full focus