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University of Southern Mississippi Secretary Charged with Murder



A University of Southern Mississippi secretary has been charged with murder in the shooting death of her husband, The Associated Press reports.

Linda Doreen Gwozdz allegedly fatally shot her husband Patrick Albert Duffey in 2007.

Gwozdz was employed as the clinical secretary for the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences in the College of Health at the university.

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  • Anonymous

    How do they know she did it??

    • PA

      she admitted it. Said she accidentally shot him in head multiple times.

  • Anonymous

    She’s innocent. she would never do such a thing!!!

    • Anonymous

      WAKE UP! She is a good actress! Lifetime movie in the making!

  • Brad

    This is total BS!!! She is nicest person you’d ever meet. Not believing this

    • PA

      you obviously do not know this women. Trust me, she is an excellent liar. But no one is THAT goo!

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you!

      • Anonymous

        what do you know about this???

    • Anonymous

      WAKE up Brad!! She is an actress!

    • Anonymous

      wake up man!

    • CA

      Do you know her? I do from California, she did it

  • Anonymous

    total shock right now. wow 🙁

  • Matt

    Honestly, I knew something was off w/ her.

    • Anonymous

      Your instincts are right on! RIGHT ON!

  • Anonymous

    I hope Justice is served… Been long enough and they need to do whats right.. You commit the crime your gunna do the time…

  • Anonymous

    You do the crime, you have to pay the time….

  • Anonymous

    Whoever thinks she is innocent does not know the real Linda. It’s about time justice will be serve

  • Anonymous

    LIAR, LIAR Pants on FIRE!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone knew her in California? I did she had issues

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone knew her from California? I did she had issues

    • Wildflower

      Anonymous: Please tell me what you know about her from California…

    • Anonymous

      how did you know her in California??

  • NJ

    Do you think she will have money for a good attorney? This is a very serious case, innocent or not.

  • NJ

    What about her two sons?

  • Wildflower

    I understand that she was being arrainged in court today. What is the latest in California?

    • Anonymous

      The arraignment has been postponed until June 20th

  • NJ

    Any chance they will reduce bail?

    • Anonymous

      I seriously doubt that the bail will be reduced based on the seriousness of the charge. 1st degree means premeditated murder. Combine that with the fact that the death certificate lists the cause of death as “Multiple” gunshots to the head and the fact that her husband is a traveling professional musician, it is highly unlikely. I can see 1 GSW as being “accidental” but “Multiple”..No way!!

  • NJ

    Everyone I know says she is so sweet and can’t believe she did it. Could she be covering for someone else?

    • Anonymous

      Nobody else was in the home at the time. Both boys were in school and Linda and Pat got off work early and were supposed to go out for lunch and return before the boys came home from school

  • Anonymous

    People fail to realize that no one TRULY knows what goes on behind closed doors and outside of a marriage. Was she an abused woman, was she involved with another man? NO ONE knows but her and her late husband and he can’t speak for himself. This will all play out soon enough and a jury of her peers will decide if she is guilty or innocent. It is important to remember that the police would NOT arrest her unless they had substantial evidence pointing towards her guilt.

    • Anonymous

      I knew Pat and he would never do such a thing. She had to have some kind of other alternate motive. Will be interesting to find out the facts that they found to rule it as premeditated. You do not get charged with Murder unless they are for sure you did it with intention.

      • Anonymous

        I only met Pat a few times but he did not seem like a monster to me that would abuse her. I do know that the evidence is said to be “Significant” against her and they would not reduce the bail. I will post any update I hear later. Waiting on info from her Aunt (who is also MY Aunt)

  • NJ

    I wonder how much her second husband knew about this before he married.

    • Anonymous

      I heard he was shocked when they showed up at the house and arrested her.

      • Anonymous

        Her new husband had knowledge of the death and that it was accidental. I don’t think he knew that there was more to it than that. I think that he is in for a LONG trial.

  • NJ

    Does anyone know if there were others in the house at the time of the shooting?

    • Anonymous

      Not That I am aware of. It was just the two of them.

      • Anonymous

        Just the two of them. The kids were at school. She admitted at the time of the shooting to pulling the trigger “Accidentally”

        • Anonymous

          I heard that Pat was cleaning his gun and accidentally shot himself in the head.

  • NJ

    The arraignment is today. We shall see how it goes.

    • Anonymous

      The arraignment has been pushed to June 27th.

  • NJ

    I don’t know a lot about guns. Any chance the bullet could fragment and appear like multiple gunshot wounds? She just doesn’t see like the kind of person who could do this.

  • NJ

    Does anyone know if the bail was reduced today?

    • Anonymous

      Bail was not reduced. The preliminary hearing will be on July 30th to see if it will proceed to trial.

  • NJ

    Tough situation. Here’s hoping for the best.

  • Anonymous

    Anybody hear anything new on her case?

  • Anonymous

    Any updates?

    • Anonymous

      Next court date is 01/22/2013 @ Norwalk Superior Court, Department J @ 0830.

      • Anonymous

        Any update?

      • Anonymous

        Did you hear anything?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah umm my dad dated her after she killed her husband. I was in her house. I went to church with them. I thought she was soo extremely kind. This is a shocker.

  • Anonymous

    She shot him and she admitted to it so everyone who believes otherwise is stupid. The reason some people believe he accidentally shot himself while cleaning his guns is because that’s what she told everyone at his funeral (which was AFTER she already said she shot him on “accident”) the trial is going on right now it’s day 2 and I hope she is convicted. She shot a great man and he deserved to grow old and see his children grow old as well.

    • Anonymous

      Why does her trial keep getting pushed back? I know her next court date is in July 2014. Does anyone know why? This doesn’t make any sense.

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