Woman Dies After Being Shot By Suicidal Husband

By: News 10
By: News 10

A woman in Summit Township has died after being shot by her husband.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says Mary Matteson, 87, was shot in the head by Paul Matteson, 88, on Tuesday before he pulled the gun on himself.
Mary Matteson was a patient at RidgeCrest Health Campus in Summit Township, recovering from a recent surgery.
The sheriff's office says Paul Matteson shot her in her room at RidgeCrest with a handgun.
The wife had been taken to the hospital in critical condition Tuesday afternoon and died later.
The sheriff's office says Paul Matteson left no note or any other explanation for his actions.

An 89-year-old man walked into a Summit Township assisted living facility Tuesday afternoon and shot his 87-year-old wife who had been staying there.

The man then turned the gun on himself and took his own life.

The woman survived her wound and is in critical condition at Allegiance Health in Jackson.

The shooting occurred at about 2 p.m. at the Ridge Crest Health Center in the 700 block of Robinson Road.

The names of t he couple have not been released. The investigation is continuing.


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  • by Julia Location: Maryland on Jul 13, 2012 at 09:17 AM
    If you're going to update a story, make sure you remove previous information. Was the woman Mary Matteson? Because in the last sentence, you say she wasn't identified. Did the woman die or did she survive? Seriously, you are a news organization. Do your duty to report correctly.
  • by Randy Location: Smith on Jul 13, 2012 at 04:44 AM
    Exactly. And the headline is a little misleading. There are TWO cases mentioned. Get your wills in order, people, and have DNR posted nearby. Otherwise, you will be kept alive and in pain.
  • by matt Location: lan on Jul 11, 2012 at 04:55 PM
    this is event was more to end the suffering, rather than the murder suicide this article makes it sound. Get this rubbish out of the news.
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