• Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at group home in Amelia Island

    By: Cole Heath


    AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Two men are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a group home in Amelia Island.

    The Nassau County sheriff says Ken Supernor Sr. shot and killed Paul Auld, a registered sexual predator, then turned the gun on himself.

    Neighbors there were already concerned about living next to the house, which operated as a halfway house for recovering addicts and criminals.

    The halfway house in the middle of a heated zoning debate is now at the center of a murder-suicide investigation.

    “Shocked that I wasn’t aware enough to recognize these people with this kind of behavior,” said Kathy Lynn Hamby, who lives at the home.  

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    “We never would have any thought like this,” said Christopher Collins who also lives at the home. 

    Supernor Sr. shot the facility’s co-owner Auld in the driveway by a car.

    Action News found Auld’s sex offender registry record and photo, stating he’s a sex predator.

    But we did not find a criminal record for Supernor.

    Now detectives are working to find the reason behind the violence that happened here in Amelia Island.

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    “If there had been a warning sign or something this could have been stopped, but there was nothing to go on,” Collins said. 

    In March, Action News showed you how neighbors near the halfway house were concerned about those with criminal records moving in.

    Now with Wednesday’s murder-suicide, those living at the facility like Collins say they’re concerned about their future.

    “It’s going to be a lot of heat from neighbors and local residents now,” Collins said. 

    Action News spoke to several people about the shooter. They say he was a very quiet person who never had gotten into any arguments with people in this half-way home. He just kept to himself.

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