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Saco Killings
SACO, ME - JULY 28: The scene in Saco Monday, July 28, 2014 where a family of five were found dead on Sunday. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer)

Husband shot his wife and three young children as they slept, then killed himself in their Saco apartment

• Saturday's murder-suicide was one of the deadliest domestic violence cases in Maine history. • The children's mother told a friend that her husband, who suffered from depression, had threatened suicide. • Neighbors and police say there were no signs that the couple had an abusive relationship in the past.

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Brendan Palmer, 17, leaps in to the Messalonskee Stream from the bridge that connects Mayflower Hill Drive and Gilman Street in Waterville Wednesday.

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