A closer look at the Louisa County victims

By Curt Autry - bio | email
Posted by Terry Alexander - email

LOUISA, VA (WWBT) – For the Cooper family it couldn't get much worse. Three family members shot, one of them fatally. And on Facebook the outpouring of condolences was immediate. Her handle on MySpace is "Miss. Kitty," just like the character from "Gunsmoke." And as of late, her life has been just as violent as any TV western.

Both Kitty & her husband Mark Sr. were shot and wounded by her big brother, Charles "Zeke" Sponaugle. Her son Mark, who also has a MySpace page, was shot & killed.

And while Kitty obviously hasn't had the time or strength to post anything online - condolences are pouring in to another family member: Sherry Cooper, Mark's sister. She called her little brother "Bubba." She writes, "Rest in peace Bubba and Charlie - God knows you didn't deserve this."

She's had 30 messages of condolences - one reads, "I'm praying for you and your family - God is a healer, in all ways, shapes and forms."

Sherry Cooper said she was getting ready to go to a bank in Louisa - to establish a memorial fund, to help pay for her brother's funeral.

Copyright 2010 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.