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Deaths Inside Rhode Island Home Called a Murder-Suicide

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Police are now calling the deaths of a man and woman found shot inside a Rhode Island home a murder-suicide.

The Providence Journal reports Woonsocket police said Monday they believe 56-year-old Glenn Benvenuti shot his ex-wife, 45-year-old Michelle Benvenuti, before killing himself on Sunday in his Woonsocket home.

Police say officers responded to the home just before 11 a.m. after getting reports of gunfire.

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They tried to make contact with the people inside, but when they got no response, officers forced their way in and found the bodies.

The divorced couple's 7-year-old son was also found in the home but he was unharmed.

The child was examined as a precaution and is in the custody of relatives.

Police say Michelle Benvenuti went to the home to pick up their son.

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