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Deputies: NC man shoots and kills wife, mother-in-law

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James Lagrua, 61

MADSION COUNTY, N.C. — Officials said a North Carolina man killed his wife and elderly mother-in-law while their children hid in the basement Friday night in Madison County. 

WSOC reported that James Lagrua, 61, was arrested in the death of 58-year-old Stephanie Lagrua and her mother Hilma Barnett.

Deputies said they found the bodies in the kitchen and a bedroom. James Lagrua is also accused of killing the family pet.

Authorities said the couple had no record of domestic violence at the home.

Lagrua was reportedly charged with two counts of murder and cruelty to animals.

Source: WSOC.