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.