WAGENER, S.C. (AP) -- The man suspected of killing his wife, ex-wife and two others before committing suicide in South Carolina was struggling financially before the slayings, according to a friend.
That friend, Wagener police officer Michael Rushton, says Kenneth Myers occasionally repaired glass at the police department.
He says he had known Myers for eight years, and that Myers told him
his business had taken a hit because of the economy.
The sister of the suspect's ex-wife, however, described him as controlling and short-tempered.
Two days after the killing spree in Aiken County, investigators haven't figured out exactly why Myers snapped. Authorities say he first killed his wife, 25-year-old Angela Myers; her twin sister, Tabitha Brown; her mother, 50-year-old Vicki Brown. Investigators say he also killed his ex-wife, 47-year-old Esther Baldwin.
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