Police: Man kills brother, shoots sister-in-law

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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Louis Pender

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 55-year-old Jacksonville man is charged with murder and attempted murder in the shooting death of his 57-year-old brother and shooting of his brother's wife early Sunday morning.

According to a police report, Louis Pender said "I'll love you forever" before shooting his brother, Ernest Pender, and sister-in-law, Balarie Pender, as they sat on a couch.

Homicide investigators were called to the scene in the 1600 block of L Engle Street in Northwest Jacksonville about 12:15 a.m.

Louis Pender told police there was a family dispute, and the victims "drove" him to it.

Pender was convicted of murder in a 1976 robbery and served more than 20 years in prison before his release in 1998.

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