Double murder-suicide in Sammamish: Parents were slain, son killed himself, medical examiner says

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SEATTLE — The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday released the identities and cause of death in the double murder-suicide in Sammamish Saturday night.

The medical examiner said Richard Nicolini, 58, and Mary Ellen Nicolini, 55, each died of a gunshot wound to the head. He ruled their deaths homicides.

The office said Richard Nicolini, 23, died of a handgun wound to the head. His death was ruled as a suicide.

The three were discovered Saturday night inside a home on the 24000 block of Northeast 30th Place. Responding deputies said the home was locked when they arrived.