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Christmas Eve triple murder in Middletown featured on TV true-crime show

The killings of a woman and her two daughters by her estranged husband on Christmas Eve 2002 is part of a series of shows on Oxygen about horrific crimes over the holidays.

Oxygen network’s “Homicide for the Holidays” lineup includes a show about the Wholaver family of Middletown, killed almost 16 years ago: Elizabeth, 15; Victoria, 20; and Jean, 43, were shot to death as they slept in their Union Street home on Christmas Eve. Victoria’s 9-month-old daughter was left alone with the bodies but unharmed. They were found the next day after they hadn’t shown up for a Christmas dinner.

Their husband and father Ernest Wholaver Jr., who’d been accused of sexually assaulting his daughters, was convicted of three first-degree murder charges in 2004 and sentenced to death.

Investigators said he killed his family to prevent his daughters from testifying that he had

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Connecticut Woman Charged For Triple Murder Of Family, Burning Down Their House

A grisly triple murder, home invasion and fire that shocked a sleepy Connecticut neighborhood have led to one suspect’s arrest, and more busts may be on the way, police said.

Ruth Correa, 23, appeared in court Monday on charges for the deaths of Kenneth and Janet Lindquist, as well as their son Matthew. Correa is charged with murder, home invasion, robbery and torching the Lindquist’s house after the killings last December. She did not enter a plea.

Police had initially considered Matthew Lindquist a person of interest in the murder of his parents, whose burned bodies were discovered inside the home. But several months later, on May 5, police found Matthew’s body near the site of the fire, according to WFSB-TV in Hartford. 

New details about the crime emerged Monday, which indicate Kenneth and Janet Lindquist suffered severe blunt trauma to the head, according to the Hartford Courant. Kenneth Lindquist reportedly died

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/Ruth-Correa-Lindquist-family-connecticut-murder-fire

Youth Pastor Accused In Triple Homicide Of Family On Thanksgiving …

A youth pastor was arrested in Virginia on charges that he killed three family members on Thanksgiving night, The Washington Post reported.

Christopher R. Gattis, 58, was charged with three counts of murder after his wife, stepdaughter, and his stepdaughter’s boyfriend were found dead by police at 11 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  

Wife Jeannett L. Gattis, 58, and stepdaughter Candice L. Kunze, 30, were found fatally shot inside the home, while the boyfriend, Andrew E. Buthorn, 36, was reportedly found dead in the front yard.

Christopher Gattis was reportedly a youth pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, which released a statement about the deaths.

“Members of Grace Lutheran Church are deeply saddened by the loss of life Thursday night as a result of three individuals being shot in Chester and this tragedy included members of Grace Lutheran Church,” the statement read.

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/youth-pastor-accused-in-triple-homicide-of-family-on-thanksgiving

Youth Pastor Accused In Triple Homicide Of Family On Thanksgiving

A youth pastor was arrested in Virginia on charges that he killed three family members on Thanksgiving night, The Washington Post reported.

Christopher R. Gattis, 58, was charged with three counts of murder after his wife, stepdaughter, and his stepdaughter’s boyfriend were found dead by police at 11 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  

Wife Jeannett L. Gattis, 58, and stepdaughter Candice L. Kunze, 30, were found fatally shot inside the home, while the boyfriend, Andrew E. Buthorn, 36, was reportedly found dead in the front yard.

Christopher Gattis was reportedly a youth pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, which released a statement about the deaths.

“Members of Grace Lutheran Church are deeply saddened by the loss of life Thursday night as a result of three individuals being shot in Chester and this tragedy included members of Grace Lutheran Church,” the statement read.

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/youth-pastor-accused-in-triple-homicide-of-family-on-thanksgiving