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Houma Courier

Police now believe Houma resident Ben Freeman began his Thursday shooting spree by strangling his wife at their home in Houma.

Autopsy results indicated Denise Taylor Freeman of Houma died from asphyxiation and drowning. Her body was found in a bathtub inside the home late Thursday night. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said evidence points to Freeman as the killer and they believe Denise was his first victim.

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