CENTREVILLE, MS (WLBT) - An elderly man and his wife are dead in what police are calling a mercy killing and suicide.
Centreville authorities say 82-year-old Thomas Denson entered his wife's room inside Field Memorial Community Hospital Monday night.
Denson shot 83-year-old Betty Denson before turning the gun on himself.
The Natchez Democrat reports Betty Denson had Alzheimer's and she was getting worse.
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