Police: Scott Gellatly kills wife Lori and injures her mother Merry Jackson in Oxford
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OXFORD - Police say a man from Bridgeport killed his estranged wife and injured her mother in Oxford before trying to kill himself.
Scott Gellatly allegedly forced his way into a house on Sioux Drive at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning before shooting his wife Lori and her mother, Merry Jackson. Lori Gellatly was pronounced dead at the hospital and Jackson remains in serious, but stable condition. The alleged shootings happened while the couple's toddlers were in the home.
Gellatly took off after the alleged shootings and police say they found him six hours later in the parking lot of a vacant restaurant in Winsted. Police say he had rigged a hose from the exhaust pipe of his SUV to the inside and was trying to kill himself. Police managed to revive Gellatly and brought him to the hospital.
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Police have not released a motive for the shootings, but court documents show troubling details about the couple's relationship. According to court documents, Lori Gellatly had filed a restraining order against her husband last month, which ordered him to surrender all firearms and stay away from his wife. He was supposed to have a court hearing about the restraining order Thursday.
Police say they had been called to the house on Sioux Drive in the past, most recently in early April. She claimed in the documents that he acted out violently after she told him she was going to leave with their children and said she was afraid for herself and her children. She also claimed Gellatly is bipolar.
Gellatly had also posted on his Facebook page, accusing his wife of cheating on him.