(04/10/2002)
Two Clay county men are dead from 12-guage gunshot wounds, apparent victims of a murder-suicide. Clay police officers found 52-year-old Joe Braley dead on his couch.

He had been shot through the back of his head, sitting near a window in his home on O'Brien's Creek near Duck.

Clay Deputy Sheriff Kevin Delk said 20-year-old Matthew Keener, who lived in the vicinity, was found dead outside with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Keener had reportedly been obsessed with Braley's wife, who was in the backyard at the time of the shooting.

Police responded to a 911 call about 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

The Clay Communicator said Mr. Braley was employed by the Clay school system as a computer master.


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