Saturday, April 28, 2012

"A Sad, Sad Situation"

"ARLINGTON, TX — An elderly couple is dead following an apparent murder-suicide in their home in Arlington Friday afternoon.

"Police said a suicidal man called 911 around 3:30 p.m. and said he had shot his wife.

"Officers surrounded the home on 2205 Woodland Oaks Drive near Lake Arlington and once inside they found both the bodies of both a man and a woman.

"Friends and neighbors identified the couple as Tom and Marilyn Weir. They said Marilyn was in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease and Tom had recently finished the paperwork to commit her to a health care facility.

"`Really a sad, sad situation,` said Connie Horton, the couple's neighbor. `They were in their 80s. They'd been married more than 50 years.`"

From KDFW...

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