A Delaware wife allegedly shot a woman she believed was having an affair with her husband in an ambush that ended in a murder-suicide, police said.
Police in Pennsylvania said Jennair Gerardot, 48, meticulously planned the grisly slaying Monday night that left 33-year-old Meredith Chapman dead, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Gerardot went to great lengths to disguise herself,” Police Superintendent William Colarulo said. “She wore a wig, and took a train from Delaware to Radnor.
She broke into the victim’s house, and cleaned up the glass so the victim didn’t realize someone was in her home.” Police said Gerardot shot Chapman around 7 p.m. when she walked in the door.
The jilted wife then turned the gun on herself. The alleged assailant’s body was found near the kitchen, not far from Chapman’s body. Gerardot’s husband reportedly alerted authorities that they may find his wife inside the crime scene.
“There were emails and text messages indicating what Gerardot might do,” Colarulo said.
Her husband, Mark Gerardot, worked at the University of Delaware, where Chapman was previously employed before starting a new job as assistant vice president at Villanova University.