Tuesday, July 15, 2014
"GREEN VALLEY, AZ — A man who shot his wife Saturday and then turned the gun on himself was suffering from a terminal illness, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
"The couple were identified Monday as Alice Phillips, 76, and George Phillips, 77, of Green Valley.
"A spokesman said George Phillips made the 911 call on Saturday. Deputies said they had no previous calls to the address and George Phillips did not have a criminal history.
"Their bodies were found in their home near the Las Campanas Social Center after the 911 call just before 6 p.m. Saturday. Deputies were unable to notify next of kin until Monday.
"Both died from gunshot wounds, according to a press release. The investigation is ongoing."