Sunday night incident leaves two dead

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Man allegedly broke into home, killed woman and was then killed in struggle with another man


     At 11 p.m. Sunday night Travis Howell called 911 and said that Timothy Howell, his father, had broken into his home on East Lois Court in Bedford County.

    According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff's office, after entering the house, Timothy Howell allegedly went into the bedroom of Elizabeth Wilson,  59, and killed her. Wilson is Travis Howell’s mother-in-law.

      The BCSO report stated that Travis Howell,  29, said he heard a noise and when he went to check he encountered Timothy Howell,  51, carrying a hand gun and two long guns. A struggle allegedly occurred between the two and Timothy Howell was shot and killed in the struggle.

      During the investigation of the crime scene, investigators learned Wilson was stabbed multiple times. Although there were others in the residence at the time, no one else was injured during this incident, the report stated.

      Due to previous incidents between the parties involved, there was an active protective order against Timothy Howell ordering him to have no contact with any of the parties.

      The investigation of this incident is ongoing.