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Deaths of Greensboro couple ruled murder-suicide

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The deaths of a husband and wife in Greensboro last Friday have been ruled a murder-suicide, according to police.

The incident happened at the couple’s home at 308 Burtner Street on May 16. 

After further investigation, police say Patrick Lamont Isley, 44, fatally shot his wife, 40-year-old Pretina Marie Tatum and then turned the weapon on himself.

Police responded to the couple’s home on May 16 a 6:30 p.m. and found the two victims dead inside the home.

A neighbor told FOX8 that Isley left behind three dogs and three young children. She said the kids are now staying with their grandmother.


  • Crystal Allen

    Really? You listed the three dogs left behind before the three kids? Inconsiderate & poorly written! The mom was kind and a good mother and her son is a wonderful, kind, gentle inspiring young man with autism. We’re praying for the family.

    • Jennifer

      In ALL Honesty, The Mention of the “3 dogs FIRST” in the Original article DID STRIKE A CORD!! But, However, News Reporters ARE Human Too, And Also YOUNG AND Learning(Hard/Difficult/HARD!!!) job….It is SO MUCH EASIER to Concentrate/Dwell on THAT fact alone, Just a Tragic, Tragic Event… The News Reporters..i.e.(Our Kids).. Witnessed This Tragedy Firsthand… The COMPLETE and Non-Emotional article will SOON follow.

  • Katie

    wow you people would tear apart anyone…who cares what is listed first…its a tradegy! Prayers for the family and all involved!!!


    yeah thats messed up u going 2 list the dogs first. I hang n da hood & would always c da kids. They @ times would say hey 2 me n walkn by. My heart goes out 2 them & family. May GOD b with them.

    • Yeah, I Said It

      “hang n da hood” and “c da kids”

      As long as you keep talking like that, you will remain in the ‘hood.

  • Brianna

    Seriously people.. Its not right but who cares how they put it.. Its a bad tragedy! Praying for the family and the 3 children that have lost their parents that is awful! & A Wilson sounds like you are going to stay in the “hood” if you keep talking like you have no education.

  • smh

    This is such a tragic event. There are 3 children left without a mother or a father, and all majority of you on here are concerned about is the fact the they listed the dogs first…….really? My heart goes out the both the families.

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