He slashes wife's throat before stabbing himself in neck (Boston)


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Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Newton

October 20, 2009 09:34 AMhttp://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/newton/2009/10/elderly_couple_found_dead_in_a.html

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By Globe Staff

An 86-year-old man apparently fatally stabbed his wife in the neck before cutting his own throat in what authorities described as a murder-suicide in Newton.

Newton Police responded at 5:30 a.m. today to 290 Woodland Road for what officers were told was a possible murder-suicide, according to a press release from the Middlesex District Attorney's office. The press release did not say who told police about the killings.

When police arrived, officers forced their way into the home and found the husband and wife dead. Jane Cooper Wyman, 86, was killed by a stab wound to the neck, and her husband William Wyman, 86, died from the same injury.

Investigators believe that the husband killed his wife before stabbing himself because of a note found at the scene and statements William Wyman made to family members before his death, authorities said. No additional information was released.

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