Condolences to the community at the U of Alabama, Huntsville.
I'm sort of surprised, though, at how much information about a tenure decision seems to have gotten out before it was official. One of the victim's husbands sounds like he's talking about knowing, though it doesn't sound like he's a tenured member of the department, but maybe that's just the reporting?
Or maybe their confidentiality rules are way different from ours?
None of which changes the basic and utter sadness of the situation.