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Newlywed bride killed and groom injured by her jealous former boyfriend

By Mason White 10:57 AM July 9, 2014
Crystal Perry Ostrum and Jeremy Scott Ritchie 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A newlywed couple was looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together.

However, 4 weeks after tying the knot, their lives were shattered.

39-years-old Crystal Perry Ostrum of Tennessee, was shot dead as she slept next to her new husband. It happened less than a month after she and Cody Ostrum exchanged vows in front of their family and friends.

Now, her former boyfriend Jeremy Scott Ritchie, was arrested for the triple shooting at 6:00 a.m., in Soddy-Daisy, which left Ostrum dead and her new husband and her 21-year-old stepson wounded.

Ostrum’s 10-year-old son was in the home during the shooting, but was unhurt.

Ritchie was arrested on charges including murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and public intoxication.

Ritchie had been threatening Ostrum for a while so she took out a restraining order against him, but the day of the murder he sent her a text message saying that he would see her before sunrise in Sunday morning. Ritchie fired more than a dozen bullets into her Mimosa Trailer Park home killing her. May she rest in peace.