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article imageJustin Levens of the UFC and his Wife Found Shot to Death in their California Home

By Nikki Weingartner     Dec 18, 2008 in Crime
The bodies of mixed martial arts fighter Justin Levens and his wife, Sarah McLean-Levens were discovered in their Laguna Niguel condo on Wednesday afternoon. The motive is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.
The 28-year-old UFC fighter was found dead with gunshot wounds in a bedroom at his condominium in Southern California, according to a CNN report. Also found in the bedroom was the body his wife who had been shot to death.
A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Department stated that there were no signs of struggle following initial investigation of the scene. A gun was also found on scene. The report explained that
The bodies of Justin Levens and Sarah McLean-Levens were found Wednesday afternoon in their Laguna Niguel condominium by the woman's mother, who then called authorities
The UFC website has Justin Levens listed with a record of 7 wins and 2 losses in the middleweight division with current champion, Anderson Silva. In October of 2006, Levens won his match at the Halloween Fury 4 against Jorge Oliveria in a Round 1 knock out. According to another news article, Levens was said to have been without a contract to any MMA organization since 2006.
His professional record consisted of a total of 9 wins and 8 losses, 7 of his wins were by knockout. Levens, known for his heavy hands, held a black belt in Ruas Vale Tudo which is a Brazilian style of combat fighting that essentially means "anything goes."
It is not known how long he and Sarah had been married or further details surrounding the case.
This story parallels the murder-suicide of pro-wrestler, Chris Benoit who suffocated his 7-year-old son, strangled his wife and then hung himself back in 2007. Authorities attributed his killing spree to "roid rage."
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