Authorities: Pro wrestler fatally shot wife, then himself

The Associated Press

WEST GOSHEN, Pa. – Authorities say a pro wrestler fatally shot his wife inside their Pennsylvania home last week and then turned the gun on himself.


West Goshen police say a preliminary investigation found Charles and Stephanie Williams died in a murder-suicide. They say the injuries indicate that 52-year-old Charles Williams – who wrestled for many years as the “Rockin’ Rebel” – shot his 50-year-old wife and then himself shortly before their bodies were found early Friday.

Police responded to the home and met family members. The officers then searched the home and found the couple in the living room.

No other injuries were reported in the shootings.

Friends say Stephanie Williams was the mother of two 10-year-olds who also lived in the home. But it wasn’t clear if Charles Williams was their father.