Friday, August 31, 2012

Houston, TX: Couple dies in apparent murder-suicide

A 69-year-old man apparently shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself at the couple's home in northwest Harris County Wednesday.

Dilip Karnik and his 61-year-old wife, Mary Karnik, were found fatally shot at the home in the 6600 block of Glenhill Drive about 6:40 p.m., according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said the couple's son went to the home to check on his parents. When he went inside, he found them lying on the bed in the master bedroom dead. They had each been shot in the head.

Deputies said investigators determined Dilip Karnik shot his wife in the back of the head while she was sleeping. Then he shot himself in the head.

The motive for the shooting is uncertain, but the couple's son told investigators his mother had been in poor health.

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