Cape Town - A professional wrestler has shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide, police have said.
According to the Sky Sports website, officers in Pennsylvania reported that injuries to
Charles Williams - better known as Rockin' Rebel - and his wife
Stephanie indicated he had used the firearm on them both.
to friends, two 10-year-old children of Mrs Williams, 50, also lived at
the house in the northeastern US state, but it was not clear whether Mr
Williams was their father.
The 52-year-old was a well-known figure on the independent wrestling
circuit, and enjoyed a successful spell with the professional promotion
Extreme Championship Wrestling until 1995.
He then had a brief
stint in World Championship Wrestling and took part in numerous dark
matches - non-televised fights used to warm up the crowd before an
actual broadcast - with the then called WWF.