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    Man suspected in shooting thought girlfriend cheated

    In a note he gave to friends before killing himself, he apologized for his actions and said he was tired of her infidelity.

    By CHRIS TISCH

    © St. Petersburg Times,
    published August 21, 2001


    LARGO -- A man suspected of killing his longtime girlfriend and then himself apparently believed his girlfriend was being unfaithful, Pinellas sheriff's officials said Monday.

    Peter Wejanowski, 60, shot to death 41-year-old Karen Stacy, probably sometime Saturday, sheriff's officials said.

    When friends Richard MacDonald and Vonda Saunders came over to their house, 12596 93rd Way N, Saturday night, Wejanowski watched the Bucs game with them.

    He then gave MacDonald a white envelope full of money and asked him to hold it; Wejanowski thought Stacy was trying to take it from him, sheriff's officials said.

    MacDonald, 45, and Saunders, 40, left about midnight. Wejanowski called them Sunday and asked them to come back to the house.

    They arrived about 12:30 p.m., at which point Wejanowski gave MacDonald three more envelopes. MacDonald put them in his car and did not look at them, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Greg Tita said.

    MacDonald and Saunders then went to a back porch area and sat with Wejanowski for about a half-hour. MacDonald and Saunders asked where Stacy was; Wejanowski told them she was in the bedroom because she had a migraine, Tita said.

    Wejanowski then excused himself to go to the bathroom. About 40 seconds later, MacDonald and Saunders heard a gunshot come from the bedroom. MacDonald then found Stacy's body on the floor; Wejanowski's body was next to hers with a gunshot wound to the head, Tita said.

    MacDonald called 911. After deputies arrived, he looked in the envelopes Wejanowski gave him. Inside one was a note from Wejanowski in which he apologized for his actions. He indicated he was tired of Stacy's infidelity and asked MacDonald to take care of his affairs, Tita said.

    "It looks like this whole thing was domestic-related where it was a belief on his part that she was being unfaithful," Tita said.

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