Sunday, December 9, 2007

Father: Son was in court for custody issues before murder-suicide

Larry Meriwether Jr. had gone to court Friday with the mother of his child, Fairlen Rawlins, in reference to child custody issues before police say he shot and killed his 7-month-old daughter and then himself, said his father, Larry Meriwether, Sr.

"(Rawlins) did have full custody (of Iyanna Meriwether)," Meriwether, Sr. said, adding that "they went to court (Friday)" and were supposed to go again on Dec. 26.

Meriwether, Sr. said there was no indication anything was wrong Friday before the incident happened.

"He came by and checked on me — I've been under the weather — so he checked on me and called his brother and best friend and they didn't detect anything," Meriwether Sr. said. "He was in good spirits. I don't know what transpired (later)."

For more on this story, see tomorrow's The Leaf-Chronicle.

Original Article -
The Leaf Chronicle - - Clarksville, TN

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