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Model-plane fans' love triangle ends in murder-suicide, police say

February 23, 2012 | 11:36 am

Sacramento police say they believe a love triangle is behind a murder-suicide that happened Tuesday at a Sacramento meeting of model-plane aficionados.

Robert Gully, 73, is married to Glenda Gully, but they have been estranged for a few months. During that time, Glenda dated Jerome Votaw. The three were at the monthly meeting of model-plane enthusiasts when an argument broke out in the parking lot. Police allege that Robert Gully grabbed his handgun and shot Votaw, killing him.

Robert Gully then aimed toward the fleeing Glenda Gully and unloaded more rounds at her. He missed and eventually took his own life, police said.

Robert Gully’s granddaughter, who did not want to be named, says this situation was truly shocking, but she knew her grandfather was in pain.

“He’s not that kind of person. He just has a broken heart,” she said.

She also said Robert and Glenda were married for 20 years, and had only been separated for a few months.


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-- Kimberly Rankin, Fox 40 Sacramento