Financial Concerns Raised after Shooting

Posted: Jun 20, 2013 4:24 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Jun 20, 2013 5:25 AM

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities in Cape Girardeau are advising anyone who had financial dealings with George Joseph to contact a lawyer.

Joseph is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his wife and 18-year-old son on May 30 at their Cape Girardeau home. The Southeast Missourian reports that Joseph allegedly told police he killed his family after becoming despondent over financial issues.

The scope of those financial issues isn't clear, but Cape Girardeau police spokesman Darin Hickey says business associates of Joseph have expressed concerns. Detectives are looking into Joseph's financial background, although Hickey says the focus of the investigation remains on the killings.

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