Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hillsboro, WI: Sheriff: Man kills estranged wife, then self

HILLSBORO, Wis.— Vernon County sheriff's officials say a man shot and killed his estranged wife in Hillsboro and then took his own life.

Investigators say 55-year-old Joseph Satterlee of rural Wonewoc (WAHN'-ee-wok) intentionally rammed his vehicle into one driven by his estranged wife in Hillsboro about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say he then got out of his vehicle and fired several rounds from a handgun at 53-year-old Anita Satterlee before getting into the front passenger seat of her vehicle and killing himself.

The couple was pronounced dead at the scene by Vernon County Coroner Janet Reed.

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