Disguised woman kills husband's mistress before turning gun on herself: Cops

26 April, 2018, 00:40 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Crime scene investigators enter home of Meredith Chapman after murder-suicide on Monday night in Radnor

Sometime before 7 p.m. Monday, Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, police said, Jennair Gerardot of Wilmington, Del., broke into the home of a former University of DE communications official and waited for her to come home, then shot her once before turning the gun on herself.

Jennair Gerardot, 48, is suspected of fatally shooting 33-year-old Meredith Chapman, a former colleague of her husband, Mark Gerardot, with whom he was believed to have an affair with.

According to police, texts and emails sent to Mark indicated Jennair knew about the affair, and came up with the "calculated, planned attack" as a result.

Officials said this was a "thought-out plan" that likely involved Jennair Gerardot putting on a disguise and taking public transit from DE to break into Chapman's home and wait for her to return.

Police officers who were called Chapman's house on Monday found Gerardot in her driveway.

Authorities say the killings stemmed from an affair that Mark Gerardot, 49, had been having with Chapman, Philly.com reported.

The University of DE also released a statement: "Everyone who knew and worked with Meredith is heartbroken".

Police say Gerardot's husband, and Chapman lover, discovered their bodies. Her husband, Luke Chapman, was also involved in politics as a former Newark city councilman.

Police said Gerardot shot Chapman around 7 p.m. upon returning to her Radnor, Pennsylvania home Monday evening.

Chapman, a 2007 graduate of the University of DE, worked for the school in media relations and marketing and ran unsuccessfully for a state Senate seat in DE in 2016. My thoughts and prayers go out to Luke, to Meredith's family and friends, and to everyone who was fortunate enough to know her.

"Our hearts are broken by the devastating loss of our new colleague, said Villanova spokesman Jonathan Gust in a statement Tuesday". She loved her family fiercely, was a compassionate friend and among the most talented and innovative professionals in her field.

Chapman unsuccessfully ran as a Republican against Democratic State Senator Dave Sokola in 2016. "May her light forever shine brightly as we commit to preserving her legacy by coming together to find common ground, lifting up our communities, and doing right by our neighbors". Last week, she started as assistant vice president of marketing and creative services at nearby Villanova University.

Hours before her death, Chapman, tweeted: "Couldn't be more excited ... just a week on the job and I'm already feeling the love from #NovaNation".

Gerardot had worked for the better part of five years for a South Carolina-based manufacturing company called Circor Instrumentation before moving north to Wilmington.

The couple lived and worked in IN, including together at Gerardot & Co., a branding & package design agency co-founded by Mark, until 2011.



Modi to interact with BJP candidates in Karnataka
The Rashtriya Basava Sena on Tuesday claimed that the Lingayat community in poll-bound Karnataka no longer sees former chief minister B.S.

Google unveils massive Gmail redesign, here is how to access it
Smart reply , which has been available on the mobile versions of Gmail for some time now, also gets added to the new web version. For example, clicking on attachments (i.e. photos etc) can be done without opening or scrolling through large conversations.

That's Right: Amazon Is Working on Domestic Robots
Other Indian-specific features such as ordering food from Zomato, booking an Ola cab etc. can be done through the Echo Spot . Browse and shop on Amazon .in using just your voice: AmazonPrime members can shop on any Echo device using only their voice.

Rise & Shine: Pueblo teachers in District 60 vote to go on strike
The bill would allow school districts to seek a court injunction against teacher strikes , according to The Hill . But on Tuesday, DPS said "due to significant anticipated teacher absences", it would cancel all classes Friday.

Drugmaker Takeda agrees to buy Shire for $64 bn
Botox maker Allergan confirmed last week it would not make a bid for Shire , just a day after saying it was weighing up an offer. Deal making has surged in the drug industry this year as large players look for promising assets to improve their pipelines.

PHILADELPHIA | Crosby, Penguins keep 3rd straight championship in sight
The Flyers didn't make it to the postseason during the 2016-17 season. "It's too bad we didn't come with the result we wanted". It was quite a bounce-back season for Colorado, which boasts one of the youngest teams in the league.

Golden State Warriors fail to sweep Spurs after intense fourth quarter
And their poor first-quarter habits led the Warriors conceding they were too large for even their star-studded team to overcome. Popovich and his wife Erin, 67, had been married for four decades and had two children and two two grandchildren.

Saudi Arabia drone regulations nearly finalized
Riyadh and Tehran are locked in a decades-long struggle for supremacy that is being waged in several countries, including Yemen. The videos of the gunfire shared on social media showed shots being fired for at least 30 seconds.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4
Activision's Call of Duty , then, could become the first annual or bi-annual blockbuster shooter franchise to embrace the format. No AAA publisher has released a game with a 100-player battle royale mode, so it's possible we may see an evolution of the mode.

May faces cabinet revolt over u-turn on Brexit customs union
Justice Secretary David Gauke said the Government needs to make the case to MPs for leaving the customs union as part of Brexit. Tory former chancellor Ken Clarke told BBC Radio 4's Today: "We won't make much progress until the Irish problem is solved".