Pro wrestler kills wife in murder-suicide

Charles Williams (Facebook)
Charles Williams (Facebook)

Cape Town - A professional wrestler has shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide, police have said.

According to the Sky Sports website, officers in Pennsylvania reported that injuries to Charles Williams - better known as Rockin' Rebel - and his wife Stephanie indicated he had used the firearm on them both.

According to friends, two 10-year-old children of Mrs Williams, 50, also lived at the house in the northeastern US state, but it was not clear whether Mr Williams was their father.

The 52-year-old was a well-known figure on the independent wrestling circuit, and enjoyed a successful spell with the professional promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling until 1995.

He then had a brief stint in World Championship Wrestling and took part in numerous dark matches - non-televised fights used to warm up the crowd before an actual broadcast - with the then called WWF.

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