Schenectady County

Former Glenville woman shot to death in Florida

A former Glenville woman was killed in Florida in what police said may have been an attempted murder

A former Glenville woman was killed in Florida in what police said may have been an attempted murder-suicide involving her estranged husband.

Sharon Seymour, 44, was found dead Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., shot to death at the home she and her husband once shared.

Police identified Seymour by her married name, Sharon Fein. Family, though, identified her in an obituary published Wednesday by her maiden name, Sharon Lynn Seymour.

Lying near Seymour was her estranged husband, Robert Fein, police said, suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his face. The 54-year-old Fein, though, was still alive, breathing faintly. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police there had no updates Wednesday on Fein’s condition.

No criminal charges have been filed, as the investigation is ongoing, but police in Florida have officially named Fein as a suspect.

Directing police to the home Saturday was Seymour’s sister in Schenectady, Lisa Seymour, according to police and Debra Ryan, another of Sharon Seymour’s sisters.

Family members had gotten word that she hadn’t returned to a friend’s home, as she was supposed to. Her estranged husband had called her over for something related to their dog, whom Fein had possession of, Ryan said.

Seymour grew up in Glenville, graduating from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School in 1984. After graduation, Ryan recalled, she moved to New Jersey with a boyfriend and stayed after that relationship ended. It was in New Jersey that she met and married Fein.

As the years went on, though, she wanted to leave Fein, but only recently got the courage to do so, Ryan said.

Seymour’s killing marks the second tragedy the family has had to deal with in just more than two years, following the suicide of her 14-year-old niece, Cherelle Clarke, in April 2009. Cherelle killed herself after intense bullying from other girls at school, the last in a series of four suicides in late 2008 and early 2009 that shocked the region.

Services for Seymour are scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road. Calling hours are set for Friday evening from 4 to 7 at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, Glenville.

Contributions in her memory can be made to the Montgomery County SPCA, P.O. Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

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