[UPDATED:] Stacey Tomekia Bryant, O.C. Homicide No. 35: Murder-Suicide Victim
A neighbor in the quiet Robinson Ranch community in Rancho Santa Margarita called 9-1-1 after hearing gunshots Wednesday afternoon.
|Eddie Bryant and his highschool sweetheart turned murder victim, Stacey Bryant.|
Sheriff's investigators now say Eddie Lydell Bryant, 39, gave Stacey Tomekia Bryant, 38, no warning before shooting her to death in their two-story home.
He then turned the gun on himself.
A friend inside the home at the time bolted out the door and called 9-1-1.
When deputies arrived, one body was slumped in the three-car garage and the other in a bedroom.
Stacey may have mentioned divorcing her husband before the shooting, but no court documents had been filed, reports the Orange County Register.
She was a senior vice president at First American mortgage company, a position she rose to after starting out as a temp, and in 2005 she founded Pink Ladder, an organization that helps African-American women network in the business world, the Register reports.
There was no further description of the couple, other than they were high school sweethearts.
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