Marion County Teacher and Husband Found Dead
RAINBOW LAKES- Detectives are investigating the death of a Marion County teacher and her husband. On Sunday a family friend who was babysitting the kids became concerned after not hearing from the father 31-year-old Dean Hamilton. That’s when the family friend took the children to their home on Northwest Water Oak Avenue to check if their parents were there. When the children searched the house, they found their mother and father dead inside the master bedroom.
"It’s the ultimate sin. It’s very selfish to do that to your loved ones," said neighbor Ken Wescott.
Wescott lives in the Rainbow Lakes area Just one block from where the couple was found dead.
Investigators with the Marion County Sheriff's Office said 32 –year- old Latalia Robinson and her estranged husband Hamilton both died from a gunshot wound.
"There was no force entry or anything else so we believe it was an act of domestic violence between the two of them,” said Capt. James Pogue with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Robinson was dead on the bed and Hamilton on the floor. During the investigation detectives discovered a semi-automatic pistol near the bed post in the master bedroom.
"I do believe he did own a gun because have heard shots from up there before,” said Wescott.
Detectives aren't calling it a murder suicide just yet, but most of the evidence proves it most likely is. The couple had been separated and Hamilton was staying with a family friend.
Court records show one of them filed fordivorce on November 26, 2013. Robinson was a biology teacher at West Port High School in Ocala. According to her Facebook page she started working here this year.
An Ocala Police report shows Hamilton showed up at West Port High School back in November. He was upset because he believed Robinson was seeing someone at the school.
Robinson asked him to leave, but before leaving Hamilton told an employee that he had a gun collection that a friend had locked up for him because he felt he may snap if he lost Robinson.
"It’s unfortunate, especially this time of year. I mean family members, husband and wives, someone that you've pledged yourself to for life that it would end like this,” said Capt. Pogue.
The three children are currently with family members.
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