In one of the deadliest shooting incidents in Maine history, 33-year-old Joel Smith is believed to have shot and killed his wife and their three children before killing himself, state police said.
The family had been having domestic troubles, state police said in a press conference, according to Portland Press Herald’s Scott Dolan:
Police on Saco murder/suicide possible motive: "There were some domestic issues, some financial problems."— Scott Dolan (@scottddolan) July 28, 2014
Heather had told a friend that her husband had threatened suicide and pointed a gun at his head last week, The Portland Press Herald reported. No note from Smith has been found.