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Funeral arrangements set for murder-suicide victim

Posted: Updated: Aug 31, 2011 04:22 PM CDT
Angela Gaye Haltom (Source: Facebook) Angela Gaye Haltom (Source: Facebook)
Allan Haltom, 45 (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) Allan Haltom, 45 (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)

Funeral plans have been set for the victim in Tuesday's murder-suicide in Bossier City.

According to a close family friend, visitation for Angela Haltom is set for Friday, Sept. 2nd from 5-8 p.m. at the Rose Neath Funeral Home on Airline Dr. in Bossier City.  The funeral is reportedly scheduled for Sat., Sept. 3rd at 9:30 a.m., also at Rose Neath.

Burial will be at 1pm in Tisgaugh Cemetery north of Doddridge, Arkansas.

Also Wednesday, the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department released new details about the events leading up to deadly confrontation in the parking lot of First Baptist Bossier just before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Sheriff's deputies confirm that 45-year-old Allan Haltom, had been arrested back in June 2011 for second degree kidnapping and four counts of aggravated assault.

Those charges stem from an incident in which deputies responded to the couple's home after complaints of the couple fighting. Deputies found Haltom and his wife, 44-year-old Angela Haltom in the house, with Haltom holding a handgun.

He was, according to Bossier Sheriff's, committed to LSU Health Sciences Center for a psychological evaluation.

Further investigation by detectives determined that Haltom and his wife were having marital issues and that his wife had moved out of the residence days earlier. 

The investigation, deputies reported, showed that Haltom lured his wife to the house, telling her she could come retrieve some of her belongings. 

When she arrived, deputies said Haltom was hiding in the house and he held her and three others she reportedly brought with her at gunpoint, assaulting them before telling the three others to leave. He then allegedly locked his wife inside the house.

Haltom was subsequently arrested, but posted bond and was released. As part of the release on bond, he was ordered by the judge to conduct a psychiatric evaluation at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Allan was, according to deputies, supposed to go to court next week on those charges.

Days following that incident, Angela reportedly filed a protective order on Allan. He was served by deputies the day after the order was filed, deputies confirm. Near the end of June, the protective order was extended until Aug. 30th. On Tuesday, Angela, according to deputies filed an extensive of the same protective order and it was extended until Nov. 15th.

Tuesday night, deputies say Angela Haltom was shot and killed by her estranged husband as she approached car after leaving work at the church daycare.

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