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Sheriff’s office: Man shot wife before attempted suicide

August 7, 2018

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a northwestern Wyoming man is suspected of killing his wife before attempting to take his own life.

The Powell Tribune reports 75-year-old Donna Klingbeil was found with a gunshot wound Sunday night at her home in the Wapiti area.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office says she was taken by helicopter to a Billings hospital where she later died. Authorities say 76-year-old Dennis Klingbeil was being treated at a Cody hospital.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Lance Mathess says his condition wasn’t known Monday but he is under guard by a deputy while charges are pending.

Park County Coroner Tim Power says an autopsy of Donna Klingbeil is planned for Tuesday.

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Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, http://www.powelltribune.com

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