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Deputies: Elderly woman choked by 80-year-old husband

Published On: Jul 22 2013 11:17:44 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 22 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
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IGO, Calif. -

A domestic violence report led deputies to the home of an 80-year-old man early Monday morning.

The man's 79-year-old wife was treated at 2:45 am at Mercy Medical Center.

She reported  her 80-year-old husband had choked her, and she was having trouble swallowing.

Deputies went to the couple's home on Gas Point Road in Igo.  After knocking on the door, deputies found the man dead with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.