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Brian White Killed Ex-Girlfriend's Mother, New Boyfriend, Self In Michigan, Police Say

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/ 5/2012 10:10 am Updated: 04/ 5/2012 1:51 pm

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Cops investigate the scene of a grisly murder Wednesday which left a girl's new boyfriend, her mom and her killer ex-boyfriend dead.

A 19-year-old whose girlfriend broke up with him snapped on Wednesday and went on a bloody rampage, killing his ex's new boyfriend, her mom, and then himself, police said.

Brian Douglas White went to the home of his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend, and allegedly killed her mom, 46-year-old Angela Staperfene, then brutally attacked his ex's current boyfriend, 19-year-old Jacob Burns, with an axe to the head, WJBK reported.

The 17-year-old unidentified girl reportedly suffered injuries in the massacre, but was able to run outside at about 12:20 p.m. and call 911.

Cops arrived to find White dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The horrific crime was a shock to the quiet community in Livonia.

"Our hearts do go out to the families of the decease," the Lansing State Journal reported Mayor Jack Kirksey as saying. "[This is a] great tragedy."

Friends told the Detroit Free Press that Staperfene had mentioned her daughter's problems with White in the past.

Staperfene was described as a strong woman.

"If Angie had anything to do with it to defend herself, I'm sure she went out in a blaze of glory," Nancy Radtke told the paper. "She was a feisty person."

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