Son Involved In Amherst Murder-Suicide Was Law Student

Sep 18, 2014

A man whom authorities say fatally shot his mother, then killed himself, was a student at Vermont Law School.

Authorities said 35-year-old Jonathan Trombly of Amherst, New Hampshire, shot his mother, 69-year-old Elizabeth Trombly, multiple times before shooting himself. Their bodies were discovered in a home Tuesday.

The Burlington Free Press reports the Vermont Law School community learned about the case in an email from President Mark Mihaly on Wednesday afternoon.

The apparent suicide follows the suicide by a popular Professor Cheryl Hanna of Burlington about a month before the start of the academic year. Hanna died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

WMUR-TV reports Elizabeth Trombly was a reading specialist at Captain Samuel Douglass Academy in Brookline.