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    Texas mother fatally shot husband, 3 sons

    CORSICANA, Texas — A mother fatally shot her husband and three sons in their North Texas home before killing herself with a single shot to the head, the county sheriff announced Tuesday.

    Investigators were still trying to determine why 33-year-old Guadalupe Ronquillo-Ovalle killed her family late Thursday or early Friday in Rice, 40 miles southeast of Dallas.

    Navarro County’s sheriff, Elmer Tanner, said the bodies of Ronquillo-Ovalle; her husband, Israel Alvarez, 33; and their sons, ages 4, 8, and 10, were discovered Sunday by Alvarez’s father.

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    Alvarez and his sons had all been shot in the upper torso. Tanner said there was no indication that Alvarez fired any shots.

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    The killings came less than two weeks after Israel Alvarez was charged with family violence.

    Tanner said investigators could not determine much from his Sept. 11 arrest for a misdemeanor family violence charge, ‘‘other than that was an isolated incident involving family violence.’’

    Associated Press