ALTON — Maine State Police say the deaths of a man, his estranged wife and his friend were a murder-double suicide, and that the husband underwent a mental health evaluation two days before the violence occurred.

Authorities previously said 43-year-old Scott Reed stabbed his 39-year-old wife, Danielle, then shot himself. Their bodies were found in their Alton home on Nov. 19, along with that of 41-year-old Daniel Young of Bradley.

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State police spokesman Stephen McCausland told the Bangor Daily News on Sunday that investigators have determined Young shot himself. He says Young and Scott Reed had made a suicide pact.

McCausland says Reed was sent to a hospital for the mental health evaluation on Nov. 17 after damaging his wife’s car and telling police he was suicidal. But he was released later that day.