Coroner identifies victim in Winchester murder-suicide

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WDKY) – A woman is dead after a shooting in Winchester.

Winchester Police say 22-year old Esther (Meza) and 23-year old Kino Kendall were arguing outside of a home on Spruce Court around 7:30 Tuesday night.

Witnesses say Esther and her young son were in the car when Kino shot Esther multiple times, then turned the gun on himself. Esther was killed and Kino was taken to a hospital in serious condition. The deputy coroner in Clark County tells FOX 56 Kino Kendall died Wednesday at UK Hospital.

Their child wasn’t hurt and is now in the care of relatives, according to deputy coroner Katie Lisle.

Police haven’t released details about the argument, but they believe the two were separated at the time and court documents show Esther filed for divorce the day before she was shot and killed.

One neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified, said she saw and heard the incident and now she’s shaken up.

“I just keep hearing it. I just keep hearing it. I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I can’t do anything. I just keep hearing it,” the neighbor said. “I told my husband ‘get away from the door, that’s gunshots.’ But he had already seen it all. I just can’t believe this happened.”

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