Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"WEST BEND, WI — An 81-year-old man shot and killed his 82-year-old wife with a handgun, then shot and killed himself, in a murder-suicide that occurred about 12:10 p.m. Tuesday at the Samaritan Health Center, Police Chief Kenneth Meuler said.
"The victim was a patient at the nursing home operated by Washington County and her husband was visiting her inside the woman's room. Both the man and woman were West Bend residents.
"A care worker discovered the bodies of the victim and suspect shortly after noon, Meuler said. The center is located at 531 E. Washington St.
"No one else was injured or threatened during the incident, police said.
"Meuler said the names of the man and his wife were not being released until family could be notified."