Cal Poly grad killed in family shooting
December 17, 2009
A grandmother and her daughter, a Cal Poly graduate, chose death for themselves and two children rather than temporarily allowing the children to be placed in the custody of her former husband’s sister. [Orange County Register]
Elisabeth Fontaine, 38, had accused her former husband of molesting her 2 and 3-year-old girls. An Orange County judge found the accusations groundless.
On Monday, police believe Fontaine’s mother, Bonnie Hoult, shot her daughter and two grandchildren before turning the gun on herself.
Fontaine graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1994 with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. She switched to law and was admitted to the state bar in 2000.