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Fire captain kills his wife before shooting mother-in-law and her friend over child custody arrangement

By Mason White 11:12 AM April 28, 2015
Linda Watson (left) and Marilyn Cox with little Jordynn 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A fire captain was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his wife, mother-in-law and her friend, police in Arizona said.

Tucson Police said that the three deaths followed a battle for child custody between Tucson Fire Department Captain David Watson, 46, and his wife Linda Watson.

35-year-old Linda Watson disappeared 15 years ago. Her mother, 63-year-old Marilyn Cox, and her friend, 53-year-old Renee Farnsworth, were shot dead.

Cox was fighting for visitation rights in order to have a connection with Jordynn Watson.

Police said that they suspected Watson all along, but did not have solid evidence until now. Watson was placed on unpaid leave.

He was arrested on Saturday, and was charged with 3 counts of murder. His bail was set at $2 million.

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