Power Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide Case, Police Say
‘Sometimes you gotta reach out and tell people that you need love,” Keianna Burns said on Facebook Live weeks before shooting her husband, Ronnell.
An entrepreneurial couple who had recently relocated with some of their children from Missouri to Georgia died in what authorities believe was a case of murder-suicide.
On the evening of Nov. 6, Keianna Burns, 44, was alone with her husband, 46-year-old Ronnell Burns, at their Sandy Springs home when she fatally shot him and then took her own life, police said, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
On October 20, two and a half weeks before the power couple’s deaths, Burns went on Facebook Live to talk to her fans about “life changes.”
Burns said she and her husband had moved to the Atlanta area with their children five or six months before in order to expand their business — the two founded 4 His Glory Ministries as well as Kritique Designs Beauty & Barber Salon in St. Louis — but the transition hadn’t always been easy and she was going through “gloomy” days.
“Sometimes you gotta reach out and tell people that you need love, you need support, you need care, you just need a hug,” she said, noting, “I need that. I need that right now.”
During the Facebook Live broadcast, Burns explained that “things in your life can change for the good or the bad overnight, literally,” and, she added, “if you don’t feel like you are a strong enough individual, some things may take you out.”
Police have not publicly disclosed a possible motive for the murder-suicide.