Published: Thu, April 26, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Wife shot husband's mistress dead then killed herself after discovering their affair

Wife shot husband's mistress dead then killed herself after discovering their affair

A Pennsylvania woman allegedly shot a woman she believed was having an affair with her husband, before turning the gun on herself in a gruesome murder-suicide. Before that, she and her husband worked at their own marketing and design company, Gerardot & Co.

'The thoughts and prayers of the entire University community are with her family, friends and colleagues during this extremely hard time'. Her death was sudden and tragic, but will not define who she was to the thousands of people who loved her.

Pictured, Delaware couple, Jennair Gerardot and husband, Mark Gerardot and his wife's alleged love rival, Meredith Chapman.

The Police Superintendent pointed out that there were no indications of Mark's wife being capable of gunning down a person.


Radnor Township police said the slaying of Meredith Chapman, 33, on Monday night was carefully planned by Jennair Gerardot, of Wilmington, Delaware.

Chapman had recently left her job at the University of DE and began working as an assistant vice president of marketing and creative services at Villanova University. Police believe that Jennair Gerardot, 47, broke into Chapman's home, waited for her to walk through the front door, and shot her. "Her family is devastated, heartbroken and requests privacy and respect as they grieve".

Mark Gerardot couldn't be reached by Philly.com for comment. "She wore a wig, and took a train from DE to Radnor". The wife of former City Councilman Luke Chapman of Newark, she had only recently moved to the house where the bodies were found. Then she turned the gun on herself, Associated Press reported. The university told the News Journal he left the job there earlier this month.

Chapman unsuccessfully ran as a Republican against Democratic State Senator Dave Sokola in 2016. Police say she was walking into a trap.


Chapman's family released a statement Tuesday afternoon through a spokesperson.

Chapman and Mark Gerardot worked together at UD since the fall when the Gerardots relocated to Delaware.

"Couldn't be more excited to be Villanova University's new Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Creative Services!"

"In the hours since receiving the news, it has been impossible for me to imagine our DE without someone so transcendent and committed to service", he said. "The softer side of this highly-driven businesswoman also likes exploration and travel; and is an avid animal and nature lover", she wrote.


According to Jennair Gerardot's LinkedIn account, the DE wife worked as a marketing manager for a South Carolina-based manufacturing company called Circor Instrumentation for five years, leaving the outlet in December.

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