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Thursday, January 24, 2013

WTF? 93-Year-Old American Man Stabs His 95-Year-Old Wife To Death Before Turning The Knife On Himself

An elderly Missouri man reportedly let his temper get the best of him when an argument between him and his wife took a turn for the worst.

via NBC News

Harry Irwin is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his 95-year-old wife, Grace, in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Wednesday.

A daughter of the couple found Grace Irwin bleeding on a bed and Harry Irwin laying still in a recliner with knife in his hand, according to a probable cause statement filed by detectives in the case.

Harry Irwin had apparently slit his wrists and plunged a knife into his chest, detectives said in the statement. Grace Irwin was pronounced dead at the scene.

On the way to the hospital, police said Irwin stated: “Yes, I killed her then killed myself. Why am I awake?” Irwin said he tried to stab himself in the heart but he must have aimed too low and hit a rib, according to the probable cause statement.

He also said his wife was arguing and screaming at him all night and that he couldn’t take it anymore, the statement said.



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