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Published November 27, 2012, 10:27 AM

New Town slaying victims shot with hunting rifle

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Autopsy reports show that a New Town woman and three of her grandchildren found slain in their home earlier this month were gunned down with a hunting rifle.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Autopsy reports show that a New Town woman and three of her grandchildren found slain in their home earlier this month were gunned down with a hunting rifle.

The Bismarck Tribune reports the state medical examiner concluded that 64-year-old Martha Johnson and 13-year-old Benjamin Schuster were shot in the head, 10-year-old Julie Schuster was shot in the chest and 6-year-old Luke Schuster was shot in the neck. Dr. William Massello estimated they died within six minutes of one another on Nov. 18.

A man who killed himself later that day in nearby Parshall is considered a person of interest in the case. The autopsy report says 21-year-old Kalcie Eagle of New Town died after cutting his own neck.

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