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MICHAEL ATHERTON

 


Name:

Michael Atherton

AKA:

 

D.O.B.

1969
Kill Total: 3

Kill date:

1 January 2012

Kill Place:

Hordem, Co. Durham

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Occupation:

 

Victim:

Susan McGoldrick

Allison Turnball

Tanya Turnball

D.O.B.  

 


 

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FACTFILE

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

Sunday 1st January 2012, 42 year old Michael Atherton shot his partner, Susan McGoldrick aged 47, he also shot her sister Allison Turnball aged 44, and Ms Turnball's daughter Tanya Turnball aged 24, before turning the gun on himself.

Three others  managed to escape, including a 19 year old  Laura McGoldrick, who escaped from an upstairs bedroom window, she suffered minor injuries. This all happened at Atherton's family home in Horden, near Peterlee, County Durham

 

Police confirmed the murder weapon was a shotgun, legally owned by Atherton, and registered on his firearms certificate.

 

Durham Police said that Mr Atherton had been out drinking locally in the hours leading up to the shootings at the house in Greenside Avenue.

 

 

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