Police Investigate Murder-Suicide in Cleveland County

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by WCCB Charlotte

 CLEVELAND COUNTY, SC -- Neighbors comforted each other Friday night after a murder-suicide in Cleveland County.  Police say a man shot and killed his ailing wife, called 911, and then killed himself.

It happened around 10 o'clock Friday morning at a home on Midway Avenue near Shelby.  Police say there was no history of domestic violence.  Neighbors we spoke to described it as a mercy killing.

"I think it ended exactly like she wanted it and like he wanted it.  They wanted to be together," said Shelby resident Mary Lou Smith.

Neighbors say the husband quit his job to take care of his home-bound wife.  Police have not released the name of the couple.

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