The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Deborah Steele

Date: 05/08/15

Gender: Female

Age: 58

Race: White

Time: 4:02 p.m.

Suspect(s): Marcus Slattery

Status: Suspect commited suicide.

What happened:

Marcus Slattery, 44, kills his girlfriend, Deborah Steele, 58, and their dog before shooting and killing himself in their Hixson home at 3040 Stage Run Drive. Steele is found dead in a bedroom with her throat slit. Slattery suffered from bipolar disorder, records show.

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