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Two questioned in couple's slaying

July 12, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Law enforcement officials in Pensacola said that the people who killed a couple in their Panhandle home last week as their children slept appeared to have been experienced.

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said in a news conference that the department was questioning two people of interest.

Byrd and Melanie Billings of Beulah, a rural area northwest of Pensacola near the Alabama border, were found shot dead in their home Thursday evening.

The couple were well known locally for adopting children with developmental disabilities.

The Billingses had 16 children, 12 of them adopted.

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