Nancy Sullivan, Shoreview victim, is 8th MSP woman allegedly killed by husband/BF since December

Categories: Homicide Files
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Nancy Sullivan and John Simpson
Yesterday, Nancy Sullivan was shot and killed by her boyfriend, John Simpson, as she attempted to move out of the Shoreview home they shared.

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Sullivan, a 57-year-old partner at the Barnes & Thornburg law firm in Minneapolis, is the eighth Twin Cities woman allegedly killed by her boyfriend or husband since December.

The other victims were Danielle Jelinek, Manya Johnson, Kira Trevino, Anna Hurd, Magorie Holland, Panhia Yang, and Mandy Matula.

Neighbors say they had no indication Simpson was a threat to act out violently. But according to a Star Tribune report, his ex-wife accused him of "domestic abuse and bullying behavior" in a 2002 divorce filing.

In addition to using a handgun to shoot Sullivan and himself, Simpson also allegedly shot Sullivan's daughter and her boyfriend. Both were taken to the hospital, where one of them was in critical condition early this morning.

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9 comments
gfenner
gfenner

Is it really surprising?White successful female lawyer moves in with a savage.what was she thinking?

pthorn01
pthorn01

I know it is easy for City Pages to assume Mandy Matula is dead, implying she was killed by her boyfriend.

Kathy Drews
Kathy Drews

Such a tragedy to lose such a lovely and respected woman at the hands if someone close to her. Men who are possessive and controlling get a fucking clue! This is beyond horrible!

Eva Chavarria Hunter
Eva Chavarria Hunter

Hard to comprehend yet when guns are used seems to make for an easier and more violent way out.

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

What's the big deal? These are just responsible gun owners behaving responsibly.

erin.louise09
erin.louise09

Youre so ignorant, You don't know anything about anything. Shut up.

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