A Florida man believed to have fatally shot his girlfriend earlier than turning the gun on himself was “blissful” and smiling simply 30 minutes earlier than the obvious homicide suicide, his mother and father stated.
Richard Travis Timilty, 27, and his girlfriend Holly Given, 26, have been discovered useless inside their residence in Palm Seashore County on Wednesday afternoon, in line with the Riviera Seashore Police.
A motive stays unclear, and Timilty’s mother and father stated their son referred to Given as “the one” and spoke of his plans to suggest throughout Christmas, his mother and father Lisa Martinez and Dennis Bater informed the Palm Seashore Publish.
Timilty had been not too long ago promoted to a fishing boat captain and gave the impression to be in good spirits when he went ingesting with associates the night time of the homicide suicide, his mother and father stated.
Martinez stated, “He was smiling. He was blissful,” when she and Bater drove to select him up from the Texas Roadhouse restaurant.
They dropped him off on the residence he shared with Given, and neighbors heard two “pops” from the residence round midnight Tuesday.
Their our bodies have been discovered the subsequent day after a relative requested a welfare verify.
“Holly the world was a greater place with you in it. Now heaven is a greater place. Prayers for the households,” Cha Cha DiGregorio wrote on Fb, whereas different associates remembered her as an “harmless and delightful particular person.”
Police say that they had no recorded historical past of home abuse calls from the couple, and an investigation continues to be ongoing.
Given, who labored as a waitress, introduced their relationship on Fb on Oct. 20 — the identical day Timilty filed for divorce from one other lady after lower than a 12 months of marriage, in line with court docket information cited by the Palm Seashore Publish.
On Nov. 29, sooner or later after his marriage was dissolved, Timilty shared an Instagram photograph of himself with Given.
The caption learn, “#wcw @hollyflkeys #datenight @#toomuchfun #loveit #blessed . Thanks a lot for an amazing night time #mylove.”