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Deputies: Man shot himself twice in head after killing wife

December 27, 2018

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say an 82-year-old man fatally shot himself twice in the head after killing his wife.

News outlets report Henry Stanecki and his wife, 79-year-old Nancy Stanecki, were found dead Saturday. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responding to the scene found Nancy Stanecki shot once in the head, and her husband shot twice in the head.

Investigators say Henry Stanecki shot his wife and then called a family member to admit to her slaying before killing himself.

The sheriff’s office says the relative told deputies Henry Stanecki worried about the couple’s deteriorating health. The relative told deputies Stanecki said he couldn’t care for his wife of 28 years anymore because of his own health issues.

Autopsy results are pending.

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