NC woman shot, killed over Facebook status change

Jacksonville, NC - NORTH CAROLINA (AP) - Sheriff's officials in North Carolina say a woman was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend after she changed her Facebook status to "engaged."

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported on Tuesday that Onslow County Sheriff's Maj. Donnie Worrell said 63-year-old Karen Ann Rooney was shot twice in the torso in her home.

Worrell said 62-year-old Peter Terrance Moonan then killed himself with the same .357-caliber handgun.Worrell said their bodies were discovered last Saturday by a neighbor who wanted to introduce his wife to Rooney.

The neighbor also said Rooney had begun dating another man. Rooney and Moonan dated for 16 years, and tax records show they bought a home together in 2002 before breaking up last February. Worrell said the couple didn't have a history of domestic violence.

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