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Man wrote about 'decision' before Camby shooting

Posted at 6:25 PM, Apr 05, 2016

CAMBY, Ind. -- Hours before shooting his estranged wife and then killing himself, Thomas Himes posted a cryptic message online saying he had a "decision to make.'

Himes, 60, and his wife Nina, 53, were going through an acrimonious divorce. A pre-trial hearing on battery charges Nina filed against her husband was scheduled for Monday.

Instead of meeting at a courthouse, the couple instead met in the parking lot in front of the Rancho Grande restaurant in Camby.

The meeting ended with Nina shot twice and her husband dead.

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Before his death, Himes had maintained a website about his case. The site included a police report filed against him for alleged domestic battery and polygraph test results.

It also contained a page titled "Final Thought" with just the following post:

It's April 4, 2016 at 2:41am.  I am contemplating today's events.  A pretrial is scheduled for tomorrow and a jury trial is scheduled for April 13th.  Sadly this matter is being taken to a trial, where although the chances for conviction are slim, who wants to risk their freedom and all that they built for a lie.  During this plight I discovered many men have faced this problem and the challenges it entails.  My wife enjoys my pain and anger.  A few weeks ago, she had the audacity to smile at me as she entered the court clerks' office for the divorce hearing.  Quelling anger that day was quite a challenge and my attorney felt the discomfort.  Today, I have a decision to make.?

Nina Himes was recovering at Eskenazi Hospital and was reportedly cooperating with police.

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