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James Blake House Fire

Murder-Suicide

... Officials Confirm

5/9/2014 11:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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James Blake House Fire Murder Suicide
Officials have declared a "murder-suicide" in the tragedy at a Tampa mansion owned by tennis great James Blake

Law enforcement authorities have just issued a statement saying Darrin Campbell shot his wife and two teenage kids before setting his house on fire early Wednesday morning. 

As we previously reported, Blake was renting the house out to the Campbell family ... and had not lived in the home for more than a year and a half. 

A neighbor says she saw the home explode around 5:40 AM ... and immediately called for help. 

When firefighters arrived to the scene, they discovered fireworks going off around the house. 

An automatic weapon registered to Darrin was also discovered at the scene and footage has now surfaced showing him purchasing fireworks days before the tragedy. 
 

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16 COMMENTS

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1.

master    

Wtf is wrong with people?!?! If you are going to be a coward and kill yourself, just kill yourself, why the wife and kids too?? How can life be that bad that you have to kill your whole family

76 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

What an a-hole to do that to his family

76 days ago
3.

dr murphy    

This is really bad,its becoming more frequent men killing their families,60 miles east in Orlando Florida at least 4 to 5 guys killed their families,I only know b cus I was living in central and south Florida,from 3/2012 to present.

76 days ago
4.

dia Thrush    

I find it offensive to drag the good name of James Blake into this, he merely rented his mansion to this idiot who was such a low life douchebag and coward he had to take innocent lives with him

76 days ago
5.

Sally M    

Suicide is the most selfish of acts and I guess this type of situation the most extreme in that you won't even let your family have a chance to live on without you.

76 days ago
6.

amyd    

Never heard of this Blake dude. Tmz is beyond reaching anymore. Desperate!

76 days ago
7.

K South West    

Klansman

76 days ago
8.

rlemons    

You know this **** I will never understand!!!! If you wanna kill yourself then do just that! Don't take other people with you who want to live!!!! Makes me sick to my stomach. God I pray they didn't suffer or realize it was their father/husband who was about to kill them. Just horrific

76 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

Sad thing when someone within you own household decide to do you in.

R.I.P.

76 days ago
10.

banditt_38    

What a sad piece of **** this guy wasvhe didn't have tobkill his family he should ofv just killed his dam self!!!!!

76 days ago
11.

lourdgoogoo    

Mental illness is a bltch. Too bad he did not get help.

75 days ago
12.

La'Shondra    

TMZ makes it seem like James Blake committed the murder-suicide with their headline...idiots.

On the other hand it's sad that this guy took out his whole family, if he really wanted to die, he should have just killed himself and not taken everyone else too...selfish coward.

74 days ago
13.

flowers    

Obviously this guy was not suicidal. People who murder their whole family aren't exactly depressed or suicidal. They're just crazy.

71 days ago

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