Man Fatally Shoots Girlfriend In Murder-Suicide Just Days Before He Was Planning To Propose

The family of a Florida man is in shock after he allegedly committed a murder-suicide just 30 minutes after he was seen seemingly “happy.” As the New York Daily News reported, 27-year-old Richard Travis Timilty shot his girlfriend, 26-year-old Holly Given. He then took his own life. The two were found inside their apartment in Palm Beach County on Wednesday.

His family says that Timilty was generally happy in both his personal and professional life. He was apparently very excited about recently being promoted to a fishing boat captain. He was seen drinking with friends the night of the crime. 

“He was smiling. He was happy,” his mother shared about his demeanor the night of the incident. 

“He finally achieved his goal, becoming a boat captain. He had such a bright future,” his father said.

Authorities shared that he had no recorded issues with domestic violence, according to the Palm Beach Post. They had not visited the

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