Police: Daughter witnesses parents' murder-suicide

Wife, husband dead

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide at an apartment Sunday evening.

Police said they were called out to the Willow Bend Apartments at 4650 Staghorn Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, in regards to a cutting.

When police arrived they found a woman dead inside the home, and a man, critically injured, suffering from self-inflicted wounds.

Both the man and woman, identified as Donald Stephenson, 47, and Nicholette White, 41, were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center and died at the hospital.

Police said their 8-year-old daughter was home at the time of the attack and witnessed the incident, then ran outside to get help.

The child is in the custody of family members. The Department of Children and Families has been notified.

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