GREAT FALLS – The woman who died Saturday in a murder-suicide in Great Falls has been identified as Ronda Dee "Roxie" Ray of Great Falls.
Michael "Mick" Willey of Lincoln has been identified as the other person who also died in what authorities have described as a murder-suicide.
Both were taken to Benefis Health System and later pronounced dead.
Cascade County Attorney Josh Racki confirmed Monday that the incident was a murder-suicide. Each died from a single gunshot wound, although officials have not said who fired the shots.
Ray was 42 and Willey was 56.
The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday at a home on the 700 block of 20th Street North.
According to the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch, Willey had been arrested twice in recent weeks after allegedly punching a woman – fracturing her skull and bones in her face – and violating a no-contact order. It was unclear whether the woman in that case was Ray.
According to the Montana Department of Corrections, Willey was convicted of assault with a weapon in Lewis & Clark County in 2017 and received a three-year deferred sentenced.