New details in Bucks Co. murder-suicide

October 9, 2010 12:28:12 PM PDT
Police in suburban Philadelphia say a man apparently beat his girlfriend to death with a hammer and then took his own life with a shotgun.

Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell says the bodies of 65-year-old Gerald Mattingly and 59-year-old Patricia Berberich were found Wednesday night in the Hilltown apartment they shared. Authorities said they appeared to have died on Sunday.

Police chief Christopher Engelhart says authorities do not know what prompted the deaths.

The Bucks County Courier Times says neighbors described the couple as warm and friendly and said they knew of no problems in the home.


Information from: Bucks County Courier Times