• Martinsville man kills his ex-girlfriend after she breaks up with him on Facebook

    July 10, 2012 No comments

    A 24-year-old woman used Facebook to break up with her boyfriend before he shot and killed her.

    Investigators say the man then used Facebook to apologize to the woman for what he was about to do. 

    32 year old Adam Foster was taken into custody Monday after Melissa Moore was fatally shot at a Martinsville home in the 1400 block of South Marion Street. 

    Martinsville Police Chief Darrell Davis said Foster called and told a 911 dispatcher that he shot someone and wanted to give himself up. 

    When officers arrived, they talked with Foster and told him to leave the weapon in the house and come out with his hands up, and he complied. 

    Police declined to identify the murder weapon, but said Moore had suffered at least two gunshot wounds. 

    Moore’s family said Foster was the woman’s live-in boyfriend. 

    Neighbors said the couple had lived together and called the shooting unexpected. 

    Police say that the shooting happened in a bedroom. A 14-month-old child in another bedroom, the daughter of Moore and Foster, was unhurt. 

    Prosecutors are expected to file a murder charge against Foster. 

    Police said there is no record of previous trouble calls from the residence, and Foster had no previous arrest record.

    The child was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.

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