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Police: Divorced Henderson couple dead in murder-suicide

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Updated: 3/06/2013 11:25 am
HENDERSON – A 54-year-old Henderson man killed his ex-wife in her home while before killing himself in an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday evening.

The divorced couple's teenage son was in the next room while the attack took place

A 13-year-old boy called 9-1-1 about 5:30 p.m. and when officers arrived they found his 47-year-old mother shot to death in the house in the 100 block of Andada Drive, near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Arroyo Grande Boulevard.

The boy’s father was found dead in his car parked in front of the house from an apparent self-inflected gunshot wound. The boy was not injured.

The man came to his ex-wife’s house Tuesday and the pair started arguing. At some point the man apparently pulled out a handgun shooting and killing the woman. He then left the house and got into his car and killed himself.

The man and woman also had an 11-year-old son who lived with the man. Both of the children were unharmed and were being taken care of by relatives.

On Wednesday the Clark County Coroner's office identified the woman as Renee M. Bassett of Henderson.

Bassett’s death is the first murder in Henderson this year.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4750 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit

-- From news release



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