Sullivan County Democrat
Callicoon, New York
March 1, 2013 Issue
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Rodney Ezrapour, 56, CEO and executive director of the NYC-based non-profit Kids Rocking Cancer is believed to be the man who shot and killed 29-year-old Kristina Adams, of Galilee, Pa., before turning the gun on himself, after what Wayne County, Pa. District Attorney Janine Edwards is calling "a case of domestic violence." Also injured was 37-year-old Toby Johannes, the boyfriend of Adams.

Murder-suicide investigated

By Dan Hust
GALILEE, PA — A woman with numerous family and friends in Sullivan County was found shot to death yesterday morning, apparently at the hands of a man who subsequently killed himself.
Though Pennsylvania State Police would only confirm that a murder-suicide had taken place, the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office indicated that Galilee, PA, resident Kristina Sue Adams, 29, was killed by neighbor Rodney Ezrapour, 56, around 6 a.m. Monday.
Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards called the shooting “a case of domestic violence” but declined to elaborate.
Ezrapour, according to several Democrat sources, had recently broken up with a relative of Adams and may have been acting in retaliation.
He also attacked Adams’ boyfriend, 37-year-old Toby Johannes, who escaped with a gunshot wound to the arm, the DA’s Office said.
A trail of blood along Cemetery Road in the Town of Damascus indicated Johannes ran to a neighbor’s house to call police. He is being treated at Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA, and is expected to survive.
At some point thereafter, Ezrapour took his own life, according to the DA’s Office.
“The Pennsylvania State Police are still investigating this terrible incident, and no further information will be released until they have completed their initial investigation,” Edwards said.
Adams was a bookkeeper at Peck’s Markets’ headquarters in Narrowsburg, while Ezrapour was CEO and executive director of a New York City-based nonprofit called Kids Rocking Cancer.
He had recently posted “15 Styles of Distorted Thinking” on the organization’s Facebook page, a listing of ways people may incorrectly respond to situations.
Adams was a 2001 graduate of Honesdale HS in Honesdale, PA, the daughter of Carl Adams of Damascus, PA, and Cindy Adams of Callicoon.

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