A retired Texas couple living in Adamsville, Beaver County, are victims of a murder-suicide Saturday evening, according to the Beaver County sheriff.
A 76-year-old man identified as Tom Nickells called the sheriff's dispatch about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and said he had killed his wife, Sandra Nickells, 73.
He said he shot her because she was suffering from Alzheimer's and other health issues, according to a Beaver County Sheriff Cameron Noel.
The couple had lived in Beaver County for about 25 years, the sheriff said. Tom Nickells was a retired journalist from Odessa, Texas.
Nickells reportedly told the dispatcher he would be dead by the time officers arrived.