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Three dead in Athens murder-suicide

By Joe Johnson

An Athens man reportedly shot two people and then then killed himself in what police said was a domestic violence incident last week at a home on Massey Lane.

According to police, the incident happened Friday night when Juliana Navarnete-Moreno and Hugo Martinez-Cerritos went to a residence in the 100 block of Massey Lane where 31-year-old Mangell Maivena approached their vehicle and a domestic-related dispute ensued and it escalated to gunfire.

Navarnete-Moreno, 26, died at the scene, police said, and Maivena fatally shot himself.

Martinez-Cerritos, 20, was transported to the hospital, where police said he died on Sunday.

The incident is being investigated by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

ACCPD is asking for anyone with information about the incident to contact Det. Paul Johnson at

762-400-7060 or Paul.Johnson@accgov.com.

Anyone experiencing domestic violence can seek advice and services by calling Project Safe’s 24-hour hotline at (706) 543-3331, or by visiting http://www.project-safe.org.

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