Attempted Murder-Suicide In Marriage Marked By Violence (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch
By Jeff Neumeyer


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March 1, 2013 Updated Nov 10, 2013 at 2:08 AM EDT

NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- A terrible ending to a stormy relationship.

A Noble County woman is recovering from bullet wounds after police say her husband shot her, and then turned the gun on himself.

In a mobile home outside Cromwell late Thursday night, arguing and bickering between Christian and Delana Forsyth went to another level, leading to gunfire and tragedy.

"She said she was in bed with her son and she thought she heard a woman crying and screaming," said Shena Collins, whose friend is a next-door neighbor to the Forsyths.

That neighbor is the person who called 911.

When the woman heard commotion and investigated, she told Collins that she saw Delana Forsyth lying in the doorway of the home, screaming for help.

Christian Forsyth was already dead inside.

" And she just was shocked and just kept saying that she's never going to get the image out of her head, but I mean, who could. It's not an easy thing to do," Collins said.

We also spoke to Delana Murray, the daughter of Delana Forsyth, who was summoned to a scene that, for her, was like a living nightmare.

" It’s very hard to explain. I'm sorry," said Murray, who was overcome with emotion.

" I seen him laying on the floor, and my mom was standing in the doorway, and I just didn't know what to do."

Delana Forsyth was rushed to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mid-day Friday, she was in surgery to deal with wounds to her leg and side.

She's expected to be okay.

Christian Forsyth was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot to the head.

Noble County Sheriff's officers say this isn't the first time they've been called to deal with domestic violence issues involving this couple.

" We've had other domestic calls with the two of them. They've had previous ones, on each of them, so, it's not one-sided," said Noble County Chief Deputy Chad Willett.

But Murray puts most of the blame on her stepdad.

" He has said on more than one occasion that he was going to put a few rounds in her, and then kill himself, so, I guess it was only a matter of time."

The rage and resentment in the marriage has finally been silenced, sadly, by its last and worst chapter of violence.

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