Elderly man shoots wife in head, commits suicide at Richards Memorial Hospital www.privateofficer.com
ROCKDALE TX Dec 16 2011—An elderly Milano man shot his wife in the head late Wednesday night in the Rockdale hospital where she was being treated and then killed himself, police said Thursday.
Police responded just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to Richards Memorial Hospital at 1700 Brazos Ave. in Rockdale where they found J.C. Barfield, 77, dead and his wife, Margaret Barfield, 78, in critical condition with a single gunshot wound to the head.
She died at Central Texas Hospital in Cameron while en route to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, police said.
Officers recovered a .357 magnum revolver that was used in the shooting.
Family members told police that J.C. Barfield was distraught because of his wife’s deteriorating health.
She was transferred to the hospital Thursday from Manor Oaks Nursing Home, police said.
The Barfields were both longtime residents of Milano, police said Wednesday.
SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama Oct 31 2011 — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has identified the three victims found dead Friday in the 300 block of Roubdioux Road.
Anita M. Castillo, 53, Phyllis J. Castillo, 78, and Melvin R. Jones, 58 all lived at the Roubdioux Road residence, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Phyllis Castillo is identified as the other two vicitms’ mother.
Sheriff Chris Curry said Friday no weapons had been recovered, but today’s news release said a handgun was located near the bodies.
“The investigation into their deaths is continuing,” the news release said. “Investigators will wait for autopsy and toxicology results to determine the cause and manner of death.”
Curry said a deputy reported he had been at the residence several months before on a domestic dispute call.
The Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone with information about this investigation to call 669-4181 or to call the secret witness line at 669-9116. Information also can be provided by going to the Sheriff’s Office website under “report criminal activity” and choosing the “General Information” category.