Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives confirmed Tuesday that the couple found dead inside a Dunnellon-area home on Sunday were the victims of a murder/suicide and that the woman had been shot multiple times.
Latalia Robinson, 32, was shot with a Taurus .40-caliber handgun that belonged to her husband, Dean Hamilton, according to the man’s friend.
The friend also told detectives Mark Peavy and Felix Rodriguez that the 33-year-old Hamilton, the woman’s estranged husband, usually kept the firearm in his vehicle. He later turned the gun on himself, officials said.
The woman was discovered in the bed, while her husband was found close by.
Three children — a boy and two girls, ages 11, 8 and 7 — discovered the bodies inside the bedroom. The kids have been referred to counseling, authorities said.
Officials said the boy was from a previous relationship and was Robinson’s son. Her two daughters were with Hamilton, officials said. Robinson was a biology teacher at West Port High School.
“This is a clear-cut case of domestic violence that ended tragically, and now three children are without their mother and father,” said Maj. Tommy Bibb, head of the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.
Court records show one of them filed fordivorce on November 26, 2013. Robinson was a biology teacher at West Port High School in Ocala. According to her Facebook page she started working here this year.