Mark A. Lawrence

Dr. Mark Allen Lawrence (December 9, 1939 – July 22, 2011) was a 71-year-old psychiatrist who was shot to death by 62-year-old Barbara Newman, who then committed suicide in his home office at 8612 Tebbs Lane in McLean on July 22, 2011.[1][2]

Lawrence was a 1961 graduate of Amherst College and took his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1965.[2][3] Although he had retired from clinical practice, Lawrence still saw some patients, including Newman, at his home office.[2]


  1. Hendry, Erica R. "Vienna Woman Identified In Suspected Murder-Suicide." Vienna Patch., 23 July 2011. Web. 08 Oct. 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wu, June Q., and Ruben Castaneda. "Patient Kills McLean Psychiatrist, Then Herself, Police Say." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 23 July 2011. Web. 08 Oct. 2012.
  3. White, Josh, and June Q. Wu. "How Did Va. Psychiatrist and Patient Become Entwined in Death?" Washington Post. The Washington Post, 07 Aug. 2011. Web. 23 Feb. 2014.

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