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UPDATE: Floyd man who killed ex-wife, self was convicted felon
By Dori Hjalmarson and Bill Estep
A Floyd County man gunned down his ex-wife outside a beauty shop Monday afternoon and then killed himself soon afterward as a state trooper approached, authorities said.
Tonja M. Slone, 44, of Bevinsville died from multiple gunshot wounds, said Floyd County Coroner Greg Nelson.
Her assailant was David L. Slone, 51, a convicted felon known as "Crazy Dave."
Tonja Slone, a certified nurse's aide, was having her hair done Monday afternoon at Terri's Beauty Shop in Bevinsville when David Slone came into the business, state police spokesman Mike Goble said.
The two argued and David Slone left, Goble said.
When Tonja Slone left the shop and got into her minivan, David Slone used his truck to block her vehicle and started shooting, authorities said.
Slone shot his wife several times with a 9mm pistol. He then went to his home, about the length of a football field away, got a mini-14 rifle, and returned to shoot his ex-wife some more, according to police and the coroner's office.
Nelson said investigators found a total of 23 shell casings at the scene — eight from the pistol and 15 from the rifle.
Tonja Slone was wearing her nurse's aide uniform when she died.
David Slone went home after the murder. He called his brother-in-law, Glen Moore, who lives nearby and came to talk to Slone, said Omery Hall, a deputy coroner.
Slone told Moore that he wouldn't go back to prison, where he'd served time on a cocaine conviction. By the time police arrived, Slone told Moore, "it would be all over," Hall said.
Moore tried to talk Slone out of shooting himself. But as a state trooper approached Slone's home, he pulled a 9mm pistol from his pocket — the same one he'd used on his ex-wife — and shot himself behind the ear, said Hall.
Slone was charged in 2003 with his brother, Vernon, and others in a major cocaine ring in Floyd County. David Slone pleaded guilty in federal court in 2004 and was sentenced to 27 months in prison.
At the sentencing, a judge recommended Slone enroll in mental-health counseling and finish his GED, according to a court record.
Tonja and David Slone, whose divorce was finalized on April 6, 2009, had had a troubled relationship, court records show.
Tonja Slone had sought emergency protective orders against David Slone in 2008 and in 2009, but she had canceled both, according to Floyd County family court records.
Most recently, Tonja Slone had received a protective order Sept. 16. It would have still been in effect when the shooting occurred, but it was canceled Oct. 10 at her request.
Tonja Slone had worked for several years at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pikeville, where she provided direct care to residents, said Angie Owens, the administrator.
Slone was a good employee, well-liked by the residents and staff, Owens said.
"She was very personable, always looked at the glass half-full," Owens said. "We're devastated."
Owens said Slone had a young son she talked of often. "Her eyes just lit up talking about him," Owens said.
The police are only minutes away?
This 'repeat' dirtbag argued and threatened his wife in a beauty shop. He waited outside and shot her while she was in her vehicle. Then he went home, got a rifle and more ammo...came back and shot her additional times? Then he left again and went home?
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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This is a real shame. It's too bad that there was nobody around that could have stopped this man at least the second time he showed up.
More of the same... and on it goes.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
A convicted felon with not one but at least two illegal guns. We need more gun control so these thugs don't have guns!!!(sarcasm off)