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Deputies release names in Limestone County murder/suicide

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TANNER, AL (WAFF) - Limestone County Sheriff's deputies released the names of two men killed after a home invasion and wreck.

Investigators said Terence Turneal Gilbert broke into a home in Tanner early Sunday and shot Clint Roberts with a shotgun.

Gilbert's body was found a short distance away in a wrecked car.

"As far as motive, I don't believe there necessarily would be a real legitimate motive," said Sheriff Mike Blakely.

Investigators are now doing forensics testing on the shotgun and shell evidence taken from both crime scenes.

"After talking to quite a few people we were able to determine Gilbert dated the ex-common law wife of the victim of the murder, Clint Roberts," explained Blakely.

Roberts and the woman were locked into a custody fight over their daughter who lives with Roberts' grandparents.

Relatives of Gilbert told investigators he contemplated suicide.

"Gilbert had also made some statements he intended to kill Roberts and kill himself," said Sheriff Blakely.

Investigators said the gunman in this murder suicide also had a wife.

Sheriff Blakely said Gilbert's wife is now on her way back from Iraq.

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