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FAMU Professor, Husband Die Following Domestic Dispute


The husband of an assistant business professor at Florida A&M University died Saturday morning, just days after police found his wife dead in her home.

Sheryl Shivers-Blackwell, 36, was found dead Thursday in her Tallahassee home after what appeared to be a domestic dispute, police said. Her husband, Baron Blackwell, 43, was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on Thursday, where he died.

Shivers-Blackwell was an assistant professor at the School of Business and Industry.

Police said they don’t believe an outside person was involved in Shivers-Blackwell’s death.

An autopsy showed Shivers-Blackwell had been strangled, but Baron Blackwell’s cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy has been scheduled, police said.

Information from: Tallahassee Democrat,

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