Stunt Woman & Husband Allegedly Shot & Killed By Her Ex-Spouse In Self Defense
Hollywood stunt woman Cheryl Sanders and her husband Reed Sanders were allegedly shot and killed by her former spouse Lindsay Duncan on Wednesday, February 12.
But Duncan, a celebrity nutritionist who has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The View, is not currently facing any charges in their deaths as police say he acted in self-defense.
Cheryl, 59, who had doubled for such stars as Jessica Alba and Brooke Shields and had appeared in Back to the Future II, and her husband, 56, perished in the deadly shootout outside Duncan's home, the Daily Mail reported.
It's claimed that Cheryl and Duncan had been embroiled in a nasty feud regarding a college trust fund set up for their two daughters.
Cheryl and Reed reportedly traveled from their home in Leicester, North Carolina on Wednesday to confront Lindsay and wife Molly Duncan outside of their million-dollar home in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
The Duncans told the press on Friday that were returning home when a man in a camouflage mask and hoodie, whom he later identified as Reed, ran up and held a gun to Molly's head while they were checking the mail.
Lindsay told the Daily News, "I thought it was a bad nightmare. Whatever happened after that was instinct."
Lindsay pulled out his own gun and then Cheryl appeared and a shootout ensued.
Lindsay shot and killed the Sanders couple.
Investigators believe surveillance footage proved that Lindsay had killed them in self-defense.
Molly noted, "We were caught off-guard. They said nothing and they started shooting at us."
After the deaths, Lindsay called 911 and said, "I shot them, they came up to our window and had a gun pointed at my wife's head."
Shaken Lindsay told reporters his version of the battle, saying, "I will tell you she (Molly) was in the middle of two separate gun battles, of bullets flying by her head, four inches, five inches, six inches by her, not one time but two separate times. And her being alive today, I'll never be able to explain that. And it wasn't one shot or two shots, it seemed like a hundred shots and there were shells everywhere. And that's all I can really say, and I've probably said too much but that's enough."
Cheryl and Lindsay, who divorced in 2009, were reportedly feuding over a trust fund established for her and Lindsay's two adult children, which was supposed to pay for the girls' college expenses.
Suzanne Schmidt, Greene County First Assistant Prosecutor said of the bizarre shootout involving two couples, "It's a very complex set of facts."
"What we plan to do in a case like this is…once the investigation is done have the matter presented to a Greene County grand jury for a review to see if any charges are warranted. That's typically what we do but it's going to be a long process."