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Man and wife die in murder-suicide in Beaver County

Man and wife die in murder-suicide in Beaver County. (Photo: MGN)

(KUTV) Authorities in Beaver County are investigating after a murder-suicide claimed the lives of a man and his wife Saturday night.

Around 6:30 p.m. Adamsville resident, 76-year-old Tom Nickells, called dispatch and said he had killed his wife Sandra, according to Sheriff Cameron Noel.

Nickells reportedly told police he killed her because she had Alzheimer's and other health issues.

Noel told KUTV Nickells said he would be dead by the time police arrived.

According to Noel, police found Nickells outside the home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and his wife shot.

The Nickells are retirees from Texas, according to Noel.

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