Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 25, 2014

Coming Wednesday: Couple in fatal shooting had 'roller coaster' relationship

Traverse City Record-Eagle

— TRAVERSE CITY — Roger Rex Howard and Nicole Rachell Mitchell took a wild relationship ride, a romantic entanglement that ended when Howard died of a gunshot wound at Mitchell's rented condominium in Long Lake Township.

Both Howard and Mitchell were married to others, Howard's mother Rhonda Hudson said. She tried to warn her son away from Mitchell, married to a member of the U.S. Coast Guard and mother of two children.

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