Crime

Victim Corinne Munger: Post About Toxic Relationships Before Murder-Suicide


On April 2, Colorado Springs's Corinne Munger posted a graphic on her Facebook page.

It reads: "You are allowed to terminate toxic relationships. You are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you. You are allowed to be angry and selfish and unforgiving. You don't owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself."

By the next morning, the 55-year-old Munger was dead.

Police say she was shot to death by her husband, Bruce Munger, 52, who then took his own life.


The gallery for Munger's Facebook page — now labeled "Remembering Corinne Tomassetti Munger (Corinne Tomassetti)" — features several photos of Bruce, but most of them date back several years, including this one, from 2011:


The photo at the top of this post is from that same year, as is this one:


Her posts from March are dominated by information about a big garage sale, and on March 29, she changed her profile photo to an image of ominous storm clouds over a small house.

Then, on April 2, she shared this graphic:


This message appears to have been a very personal one. A friend of Corinne's told the Colorado Springs Gazette that the Mungers "were having marital problems," adding, "She did send me a text message last week that things had gotten really, really bizarre at home and she was looking for a rental,"

Unfortunately, the next part of the story is related by the Colorado Springs Police Department.

According to the CSPD, officers responded to the Mungers' residence, on the 1300 block of Babcock Road, at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, April 3.

There, they found Corinne and Bruce dead inside the home.


The El Paso County coroner's office later determined that Corinne died of multiple gunshot wounds. "The manner of death has been determined to be homicide," the CSPD points out.

Bruce, for his part, died from a single gunshot wound. The coroner's conclusion: "The manner of death is suicide."

Our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Corinne Tomasetti Munger.

Look below to see a report on the crime from KRDO-TV.

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