Possible Motive Revealed in Deaths of Chattanooga Couple — (WDEF)

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Submitted by WDEF News 12 on January 14, 2008 – 12:43pm. News | Crime

Chattanooga police release a possible motive for Sunday’s murder-suicide on East 49th Street.

Investigators say the daughter of Deborah and Lester Roden discovered their bodies late yesterday afternoon when she went to check on her parents after not hearing from them.

They say it appears Mr. Roden shot his wife in the kitchen and then turned the gun on himself.

The daughter reported her father had battled depression and recently had not taken his medication.