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 May 10, 2005
Police fatally shoot man suspected of killing elderly wife in hospital bed
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COLUMBUS, Ohio Authorities in Ohio say an elderly stroke victim has been shot to death in her hospital bed -- apparently by her husband.

The husband was then shot and killed by police at his home.

Investigators have been looking into whether yesterday's shooting was a mercy killing. But when police went to talk to the 76-year-old husband, they say he met them at his doorstep with a gun. Police say the man refused to drop the weapon, and was shot after ignoring repeated warnings.

Investigators say they later found a note the man had written -- saying, "Sorry Officers." They also found a second weapon at the home, and both guns are being tested to see if they were used in the hospital shooting.

Authorities also want to know why the hospital didn't report the shooting for more than an hour.

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