Michigan news anchor Jim Matthews killed in attempted murder-suicide

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A Detroit news radio anchor was killed in an attempted murder-suicide at his house that left four other people seriously injured.

Jim Matthews, a 57-year-old overnight anchor at WWJ-AM, was murdered Friday in the Chesterfield Township, Michigan horror, according to his station.

Matthews’ 35-year-old girlfriend and his two children, ages 5 and 10, were hospitalized in the incident along with the 54-year-old murder suspect, who had unsuccessfully attempted to kill himself, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The suspected killer was a frequent visitor to Matthews’ home and had been invited inside hours before the disturbing attack, which happened around noon, police reportedly said.

The unidentified injured woman was able to escape the house with the 5-year-old girl and flag down a driver to call police, officials said at a press conference, according to the paper.

She was taken to the hospital in critical condition while the girl was in stable condition with unspecified injuries, the outlet reported.... (Read more)