CALVERT COUNTY MURDER-SUICIDE: Frank Hayward Jr. killed his wife, Cynthia Hayward, and daughter Natalee Hayward, before taking his life in a double murder-suicide. The couple’s son, Frank Hayward III suffered severe burns and cuts to his neck. He is listed in serious condition. The Washington Post reports sheriff’s deputies responded to the home Tuesday morning after receiving an anonymous call about a domestic disturbance at their Owings, MD, home.
The couple reportedly had a stormy relationship with Cynthia Hayward filing for divorce in 2007. The couple went through a limited divorce, which is incomplete, means the couple agreed on financial, residential and custody matters but the mandatory one year separation period was not complete, the Washington Post reports. The couple has had a troubled marriage, with Cynthia Hayward previously requesting a restraining order, but went before the judge and said they wanted to go to counseling.