The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is investigating what they say is a murder suicide. Deputies were called Friday evening to 479 Weeks Road in Rutherfordton for a shots fired call. The sheriff's office says Robert and Janie Stone were found deceased inside the residence.
Investigators say Janie and a friend had gone out earlier in the day to celebrate Janie's 50th birthday. Deputies believe Robert and Janie Stone get into a domestic dispute and Robert Stone shot Janie, and then turned the gun on himself. The friend was present during the incident and was unharmed but was transported to Rutherford Regional for evaluation.
Deputies say alcohol was involved in the shooting.