60-year OR marriage ends in murder-suicide

60-year OR marriage ends in murder-suicide

60-year OR marriage ends in murder-suicide

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Lane County sheriff's officers say an 84-year-old Eugene, Ore., man who left a note expressing anger toward his wife of 60 years apparently shot her to death, then turned the gun on himself.

Sgt. Cliff Harrold tells The Register-Guard the county medical examiner has ruled that 82-year-old Lois Hart was a homicide victim and Leonard Hart committed suicide.

Deputies went to the couple's home on Sunday after a 55-year-old daughter found them dead in the kitchen.

They were last seen Friday. Harrold says sheriff's officers don't believe that Lois Hart was a willing participant in the double death. The officer declined to reveal details about the note.

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