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October 11, 2013

Families of Middletown murder-suicide still struggle with loss

Victim's sister says domestic violence is everywhere

MIDDLETOWN, Ind. — It has been one year since Beth Pedigo told her brother she loved him.

“Twelve hours before he died, I texted him to tell him I loved him,” Pedigo said.

She is still trying to deal with her grief and feelings of loss.

Authorities say Pedigo’s brother, Bobby Morrow, 42, was killed in a murder-suicide on Oct. 9, 2012, by Johnny Webb, 39, of Anderson. Bobby Morrow had been in a relationship with Webb’s ex-wife, Ruth Webb, 38, and the two were in Ruth Webb’s home in the 6400 block of North County Road 200 West when Johnny Webb shot and killed the couple before he drove to a spot three miles away and took his own life.

Ruth Webb divorced Johnny Webb seven month before her death. She was awarded custody of their then 16-year-old daughter, Jade, who was not at the Middletown home when the shooting occurred.

Jade Fisher has married since the death of her parents and stays in touch with the Morrow family. This week the Webb and Morrow families held a remembrance ceremony on the one-year anniversary of the shootings.

Fisher said she has a strong support network of family and friends who helped her through her parents' death.

“It’s still tough, but I’m doing better,” she said.

Pedigo said the shooting was difficult for both of the families. She said she misses her brother’s passion for life and fondly recalled his love of music and playing the guitar.

“Every day is a struggle,” Pedigo said. “You deal with the loss and then you see what his kids are going through without him.”

Bobby Morrow’s youngest daughter, Cassy Morrow, 17, was living with him in Markleville at the time of his murder.

Since her father’s death, Cassy Morrow has moved four times.

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