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Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at group home in Amelia Island

Note: The RSO was murdered by a non RSO who then committed suicide.

5-20-15 Florida:

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Two men are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a group home in Amelia Island.

The Nassau County sheriff says Ken Supernor Sr. shot and killed Paul Auld, a registered sexual predator, then turned the gun on himself.

Neighbors there were already concerned about living next to the house, which operated as a halfway house for recovering addicts and criminals.

The halfway house in the middle of a heated zoning debate is now at the center of a murder-suicide investigation.

“Shocked that I wasn’t aware enough to recognize these people with this kind of behavior,” said Kathy Lynn Hamby, who lives at the home.

“We never would have any thought like this,” said Christopher Collins who also lives at the home.

Supernor Sr. shot the facility’s co-owner Auld in the driveway by a car.

Action News found Auld’s sex offender registry record and photo, stating he’s a sex predator.

But we did not find a criminal record for Supernor.

Now detectives are working to find the reason behind the violence that happened here in Amelia Island.

“If there had been a warning sign or something this could have been stopped, but there was nothing to go on,” Collins said.

In March, Action News showed you how neighbors near the halfway house were concerned about those with criminal records moving in.

Now with Wednesday’s murder-suicide, those living at the facility like Collins say they’re concerned about their future.

“It’s going to be a lot of heat from neighbors and local residents now,” Collins said.

Action News spoke to several people about the shooter. They say he was a very quiet person who never had gotten into any arguments with people in this half-way home. He just kept to himself. ..Source.. by Cole Heath

Nassau County Sheriff identifies victim of Marion Drive murder suicide

The victim of the shooting is Paul Andrew Auld, 45, of Fernandina Beach, a registered sexual predator. His family has been notified. Auld was previously convicted of lewd and lascivious battery and lewd and lascivious molestation, corrections records show. It appears that Ken Supernor, Sr. shot and killed Auld before taking his own life.

The shooting occurred just before 4 p.m. at the house off Buccaneer Trail. The house is just south of Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport and the Amelia River Golf Club, about a block outside city limits.

Two adult males were shot at 1378 Marian Dr. Fernandina beach. Possible murder suicide and is under investigation at this time. Once next of kin has been notified, will release names. by Police Press Release

Murder/ suicide on island

A local man registered with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a sexual predator was killed Wednesday afternoon at a halfway house he owned in Amelia City, just outside the Fernandina Beach city limits. The shooter then turned the gun on himself, police said.

Paul Auld, 45, was shot by Kenneth Supernor, Sr., 69, who was also staying at the property on Marian Drive, police said. Supernor then reportedly left the home and shot himself in the back yard. Auld’s body was found in the front yard.

The house is used by American Recovery Corp., Inc., of USA as a group home for people recovering from drug and alcohol problems.

According to Robert B. Hornberger, founder and director of the facility, he and a companion left the premises Wednesday afternoon to go to the bank and soon afterward received a cell phone call from someone saying the two men were dead.

“Ken walked up to him and shot him twice in the head, then took the gun through the house and went out the back door, in the back yard, and shot himself,” said Hornberger, shaking his head in disbelief. He described the men as close friends and the deaths as a bizarre tragedy.

Hornberger noted that Supernor had “a terrible loss of memory,” and may have been suffering from borderline dementia. “Everybody loves him, too. … I don’t understand it, he was just in my office standing there joking.”

Hornberger said he did not know Supernor had a gun.

“We don’t allow guns at a halfway house, recovery home,” he said.

Hornberger said Auld was getting ready to go to Jacksonville “to help two ladies open a restaurant,” describing Auld as a “business consultant.”

Auld was also the chief financial officer of American Recovery Corporation, Inc. of USA.

Nassau County Undersheriff George Lueders said Thursday that investigators searched a storage facility Supernor visited shortly before the shooting, but didn’t find anything relevant to the incident.

Local residents and churches were helping the group home’s residents, who were not back in the house as of Thursday morning.

The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office hoped to wrap up its crime scene analysis Thursday. “We’re still trying to figure out the motive. We don’t have one yet,” said Lueders.

In 2003, Auld was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to lewd and lascivious behavior. He was arrested in 2008 for grand theft after he allegedly kept money he was supposed to give the owner of a condominium he was managing. In 2009, Auld was convicted of grand theft and also pleaded guilty to a violation of probation charge. He was sentenced to five years in prison. Nassau County court records also show numerous judgments against Auld in the following months ordering him to pay restitution to victims of his theft.

In March 2013, he was arrested for failure to comply with sexual offender requirements, but the charge was dropped in February of this year. Auld was in compliance with FDLE’s sexual offender and predator registry as of Wednesday. by Peg Davis, News-Leader

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