Santee couple’s death ruled murder-suicide

SANTEE — reports that the death of the Santee couple whose bodies were found in the charred rubble of their home Jan. 2 was ruled a murder-suicide.
Sixty-year-old Michael Cour and his wife Janice Gervais, 70, each died of a gunshot wound to the head inflicted by Cour.
The couple was losing their home to foreclosure.
Cour had made an emergency call at around 2:30 p.m. Jan. 1 and told a dispatcher that he was going to kill his wife, set their home on fire and then kill himself. Approximately an hour later the home was in flames.


Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?