Herminia Zickefoose, OC Homicide No. 26: Shot by Husband Who Then Killed Himself
|Wayne and Hermina Zickefoose|
Only the boys survived.
|Wayne Zickefoose's online column mugshot.|
Money problems may have sent the Wisconsin native over the edge; the Zickefooses were awash in credit-card debt and facing the foreclosure of their home in the 500 block of North Fairhaven Street, the Orange County Register reports.
Police believe the shootings began around 8 p.m. Sunday, June 13.
The 5-year-old Zickefoose boy, who was not identified, reached a colleague of his father's the morning of June 14. Police were then alerted.
Officers arrived at the Fairhaven home to find the 3-year-old hiding behind trash cans in his yard and clinging to life with gunshot wounds to his chest, shoulder and abdomen.
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