A Delaware woman fatally shot a woman she believed was her husband’s mistress before turning the gun on herself in what police say was a murder-suicide, PEOPLE confirms.
On Monday, 33-year-old Meredith Chapman was found dead in her Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, home after Jennair Gerardot, 49, broke into her home and fatally shot her for allegedly carrying out an affair with her husband, Mark Gerardot, according to a police press conference Tuesday.
Jennair Gerardot was also found dead of gunshot wound in the home.
Police recovered a series of text messages and emails by the killer, leading them to think she was motivated by revenge.
On the day of the shooting, Gerardot put on a wig and caught a train to Radnor from Delaware, where she and her husband lived.
Chapman lived alone and Gerardot broke into her home through the front door while she was at work. Before hiding in the home, Gerardot cleaned