This is so scary. Former pro wrestler Charles Williams (known as the Rockin Rebel) and his wife, Stephanie Williams, were both found dead at their home in an alleged murder-suicide on Friday, June 1, a statement from the West Goshen Police Department said.
The 52-year-old allegedly shot his wife, 50, at their Pennsylvania house and then subsequently turned the gun and shot himself. "The decedents were a married couple in their fifties named Charles and Stephanie Williams. The Williams family resided at 302 North Five Points Road. Both appear to have died as a result of gunshot wounds that occurred sometime in the overnight hours," the statement read. "Initial indications support that Stephanie Williams was shot by her husband. Charles Williams then fatally shot himself. The investigation is ongoing in conjunction with the Chester County Coroner’s Office."
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The most heartwrenching part? The couple's 10-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, were in the home at the time of the deaths, and their son reportedly found their bodies when he woke up in the morning, People reported.
Stephanie's brother, Chad, created a GoFundMe page in an effort to raise $20,000 for her funeral arrangements. On the page, he shared some touching words about his late sister. "We will be making funeral arrangements this week for my beloved Stephanie Burtnett Williams; Daughter, Sister, and the Best Mother of two twins aged 10 Colton and Maddison whom now have to go through the rest of their lives with only the beautiful memories and fundamental morals that she made and instilled in her babies every day," he wrote. "Stephanie was more to everyone she touched; whether it was her beautiful eyes her incredible laugh and sense of humor or her brilliant smile nonetheless she will be missed truly deeply madly. I would appreciate if you haven't already to please share this Campaign not just for donations but also to show just how fragile we are, how precious our love is, how devastating DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is. We need to END The Abuse!"
Chad continued, "She was loved by so many and the outpouring of love, prayers, and support has been an overwhelmingly welcomed feeling. Her family considered her the first born leader, the glue, the best friend, the heart of gold, the crafty one, the brain, and most importantly the best mother those children could ever have," he said. "Together, our family will do our best to give them all the love, security, and peaceful life imaginable. In the name of our sister and daughter we will continue to love, care, and support Colton and Maddison, always and forever."
This investigation is currently ongoing, but it's been reported that police have shown up to their home regarding Charles' domestic violence in recent monts. Charles was known for participating in the US independent circuit Eastern Championship Wrestling. Our thoughts are with the late couple's children during this difficult time.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) at 1-800-273-8255.