Pleasanton Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

Police say Pleasanton mother mudered her 13-year-old daughter and then commmitted suicide.

The Pleasanton Police Department has concluded the May 7 shooting deaths of a mother and daughter were a murder-suicide.

“Investigators have determined that Amy Freeman-Burton shot and killed her daughter, Ainsley Freeman, and then shot and killed herself,” police said in statement on Friday. “This was determined by a myriad of evidence, including physical and forensic evidence.”

Police did not reveal a motive for the deaths, and are expected to hold a news conference at 2 p.m. Friday.

Christopher Burton arrived home on May 7 to find his wife, 37, and step-daughter, 13, shot in their Pleasanton home. When he found them, he called the police about 6 p.m. When officers arrived, they found Freeman-Burton dead and Ainsley the victim of a gunshot wound to the head.

Ainsley, a student at Hart Middle School, died later at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.

To see an earlier report by Jodi Hernandez on how the autopsy into the deaths were incluclusive, click here.

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