Cops: Man Bonded Out Of Jail, Killed Wife, Self

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - An Orlando man shot and killed his wife the same day he bonded out of jail, and then killed himself, officers said Tuesday.

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A neighbor WFTV spoke with watched the whole incident unfold as she was taking out the trash.

Neighbors said they called 911 when they heard the shots outside the home on Catalina Drive in DeBary. Deputies said the couple, 22-year-old Linda Vasquez and 27-year-old Louis Vasquez, didn't even live at the house.

Louis Vasquez bonded out of jail just hours before he shot and killed his wife, Linda at his mother's home in DeBary. Vasquez had a judge's order not to have contact with his wife and he wasn't allowed to have a gun either.

According to a police report, Louis accused his wife of having an affair and beat her up last week. He also threatened to shoot her.

Sanford police arrested and charged Louis with aggravated assault with a firearm and domestic violence, for the incident.

Carolyn Carter was taking out the trash when she saw Louis and his wife in the driveway. She said he had a gun and told her to get off the phone.

"The next thing I knew, I seen him have a gun and he shot her. She fell, and when she fell he aimed the gun at her and shot her a second time," Carter said.

Louis then turned the gun on himself and pulled the trigger. Louis' mother and neighbors called 911. Vasquez later died at the hospital.

"This is a crime of passion, a murder-suicide of a husband and wife," said Brandon Haught of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office investigated late into the night. Detectives won't say why Linda was at her mother-in-law's home.

Investigators said a semi-automatic handgun was used in the shooting.

Autopsies were performed on Linda and Louis Vasquez by the Volusia County Medical Examiner's Office Tuesday morning. It was determined that Linda Vasquez's cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. Louis Vasquez's cause of death was a single gunshot wound.