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Woman Who Brought Gun to Child’s Soccer Game Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

October 8, 2009

I remember the original story when it hit the news last year. It seems that it has come to a tragic end as a suburban mother who fought in court for the right to openly carry a loaded handgun at her daughter’s youth soccer game was fatally shot yesterday along with her parole-officer husband in an apparent murder-suicide at their home in Pennsylvania Dutch country.

From the Associated Press:

Police released scanty details about the deaths of Meleanie Hain, 31, and Scott Hain, 33, but said more information would be released Friday after their autopsies.

“I’m devastated. I lost my daughter. I lost my best friend. The children lost their parents,” Jenny Stanley, Meleanie Hain’s mother, told WGAL-TV. Stanley added that the three children, ages 2, 6 and 10, are “hanging in there.”

The children were at a neighbor’s house by the time police arrived to answer 911 calls from neighbors, said Lebanon City Police Chief Daniel Wright.

“What they did or did not see as part of this is not something we’re going to release,” Wright said.

Neighbors said the children ran outside and said their father had shot their mother, but Wright declined to disclose what investigators have concluded about how the deaths occurred.

He said authorities recovered more than one weapon from the home and acknowledged reports that the couple might have been having marital difficulties.

“I’m not going to confirm that now, but I’m not going to dispute it either,” Wright said.

Meleanie Hain had run a day care at her home, and children’s toys remain scattered in the front yard Thursday. A car parked in the driveway bore a badge-shaped sticker that read “NRA law enforcement.”

Hain made headlines in 2008 when she attended a soccer game of her daughter’s, then 5, at a park with a Glock holstered on her hip in plain view. That upset other parents.