December 20, 2014
San Bernardino County authorities say an 82-year-old woman killed her daughter and herself after leaving a goodbye message on an answering machine.
Sheriff's investigators say Vera Appel of Rancho Cucamonga shot
her daughter, Christine, on Thursday as the 49-year-old woman
slept. She then turned the gun on herself.
A family member asked deputies to check the house after Vera Appel left a telephone message saying she had done something "bad."
It's not clear what sparked the murder-suicide.
A neighbor says the mother had cancer and her daughter was
dependent on her.
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