Rutherford County deputies said two people died in a murder-suicide on Weeks Road in Rutherfordton on Friday.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said they arrived at a home after getting a call about shots being fired. Deputies said, when they went in the home, they found the bodies of Robert and Janie Stone.
Deputies said Janie Stone had gone out with a friend to celebrate her 50th birthday earlier in the day. Investigators said Janie Stone and the friend later went back to the home, and at some point in the evening, Janie and Robert Stone got into an argument. Deputies said Robert Stone shot Janie Stone and then shot himself. The friend was not hurt.
Deputies said alcohol was involved in the shooting.
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