By BETSY BLANEY and MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Police say a Marine killed after going on a shooting spree in Texas also is suspected of fatally stabbing his wife in North Carolina.
Jacksonville, N.C., police say 21-year-old Rubi Estefania Smith of Bakersfield, Calif., was found dead Sunday afternoon in a motel room near Camp Lejeune. She's the wife of Lance Cpl. Esteban J. Smith, a 23-year-old Marine who died Sunday in a gunfight with Texas authorities.
Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Maureen Krebs says Smith served two combat tours in Afghanistan, returning most recently in November 2012.
Esteban Smith is suspected in a West Texas shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others wounded. An assault rifle, handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were recovered from Smith's vehicle.
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