1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Kansas City Attempted Murder-Suicide

Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:42 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Jan 23, 2013 3:57 PM

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police report a man in his 90s apparently killed his elderly wife and attempted to kill himself but is expected to survive.

The Kansas City Star reports police were called to the home shortly after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on a report of two people dead inside.

Officers found the wife dead and the husband still breathing. Police believe the incident was a homicide and attempted suicide.

Neighbors say the wife was in bad health and had been rarely seen outside in recent years. The couple were mostly homebound because neither drove, and neighbors say they had lived there for at least 10 years.

The husband was the primary caregiver, but neighbors say the couple's children, in their 60s, and grandchildren also visited often to help them.

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