“Depression” likely cause of family slaying — (940 News)

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940 News

2006-10-18 07:41:49

Police say deep depression — and not domestic problems — may have been behind last week’s shooting deaths of a Beaconsfield woman and her two daughters at the family home.
Detectives say there was anti-depression medication and sleeping pills at the scene.
Commander Richard Dupuis say the people who know the man accused in the triple killings said he had been acting bizarre in the last few weeks.
Dragolub Tzokovitch, a 41-year-old psychologist, is alleged to have killed his wife and her two daughters on Saturday with a legally registered handgun before shooting himself.
He remains in critical condition in hospital.
He has not yet been arraigned.
The coroner’s office confirms the three females were all shot in the head.


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Therapist who murdered wife, daughters dies in hospital — (CBC News Montreal)

The Canadian Press

Posted: Oct 19, 2006 4:20 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 19, 2006 4:05 PM ET

A 41-year-old man who murdered his wife and two daughters has died after being taken off life-support.

Police say Dragolub Tzokovitch was disconnected after a family friend who was legally authorized to act on his behalf decided to “end his suffering.”

Mila Yoynova, 40, and the couple’s daughters, 10-year-old Alice and 17-year-old Iva, were shot dead last weekend in the family home in Beaconsfield on Montreal’s West Island.

Tzokovitch, a psychologist, was found shot and bleeding from self-inflicted wounds.

The .357 Magnum used to kill the family was legally registered to Tzokovitch, who first arrived in Montreal from Bulgaria in 1990.