(Murfreesboro, TN) On February 25th, a 9-lap cruise around the Veterans Motorplex in Greenbrier, Tennessee will take place in memory of 11-year-old Sean LePore who was killed by his father. The shooting took place inside a home on Cason Lane in Murfreesboro on January 19th. Suspect Jamie LePore, the child's father, shot and killed Sean and his 9-year-old brother Jesse and then turned the gun on himself.
Sean and his father were avid race fans and the 11-year-old even raced cars himself, which is why the speedway in Greenbrier is holding a special memorial run in Sean's honor. Race fans who knew the young man and his father say they were very surprised to learn of the murder / suicide, suggesting the two seemed to have a great relationship.
Several days after the death of the two children, teachers and classmates of 9-year-old Jesse LePore set-up a small memorial at Hazel Green Elementary School. There, educators moved his desk into the hallway and placed notes, flowers, a stuffed animal and cards on it (see pictures above this article). Jesse was in the 4th grade when he was killed and had missed multiple days of school after their Thanksgiving break in November.
Reports indicate 43-year-old Jennifer LePore was found dead in the couples Hazel Green, Alabama home the night before Jamie LePore was tracked to an address on Cason Lane in Murfreesboro. Detectives located the 46-year-old man by pinging his cellphone and quickly notified Murfreesboro Police about his location. Officers then went to the home where LePore was believed to be located and spoke to the residents who confirmed that LePore and his children had been staying with them. While police were outside the house they heard several gunshots and rushed in to find LePore and his two children dead. It appeared that LePore shot his two sons and then turned the gun on himself.
Evidently, the family where LePore and his sons were found had long known the man and were told that he and his wife had separated and were getting a divorce. LePore and his sons were believed to have been living at their friends home on Cason Lane for well over a month, which brings into question - when was Jennifer LePore killed? A source that spoke to WGNS on the day of the murder / suicide, says that Jamie LePore hadn't visited his home in Alabama in over a month.
One undisclosed source told WGNS News that LePore continued to hold-tight to the story that his wife left him and his children. But time was running out because the family he was staying with were planning to move-out of the home that they were renting. The same source indicated the night before the murder / suicide, LePore's behavior had rapidly changed. It’s believed that LePore’s behavior was "off" because he found out that the Madison County Sheriff’s Department had entered his Alabama home and discovered his deceased wife around 11PM on Wednesday night, January 18th – just 13-hours before police responded to the Cason Lane address in Murfreesboro.
The case remains under investigation in both Alabama and Murfreesboro.
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