WRGA has reported that a Rome man, who killed himself inside a truck belonging to a man who was found dead in West Rome on Monday, was a convicted murderer who had been released on parole more than six years ago.
Larry B. Dover was convicted of stabbing his estranged wife Linda to death in Cartersville between December 26th and 27th 1980 and began serving a life sentence in February of 1983. He served until he was released on parole 26 years later in 2009.
Dover allegedly fired several shots at a woman in Chattooga County Monday. The victim’s house later caught fire.
Chattooga County deputies later found Dover in the truck on a dirt road. As they approached, Dover shot himself and later died.
Dover was in a pickup truck belonging to 69-year old Wesley Wayne Stewart, who was later found dead inside his home in Rome. The death is being called “Suspicious” but authorities are awaiting an autopsy before releasing a cause of death.