DOVER, N.H. (CBS/AP) – Two people died at a New Hampshire hospital after an apparent murder-suicide.
New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster and Dover Police Chief Anthony Colarusso confirmed that their offices are investigating the deaths of a husband and wife after a report of shots fired at about 6 a.m. Tuesday morning
During the incident, investigators believe that a man entered his wife’s room in the critical care unit of the hospital where he allegedly shot her and turned the gun on himself.
Authorities did not identify the man who walked into Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover on Tuesday. But Dorcas Lavoie told The Associated Press that her brother, Mark A. Lavoie, shot his wife, Katherine, and himself “out of love.”
Lavoie explained himself in a message on his Facebook page before the shooting. He says his wife was on life support and didn’t want to live that way. Some friends left comments pleading with him not to follow through.
“My baby was trying to escape the bi-polar demons that have been swirling around in her brain since childhood and now because of my selfishness in dialing 911 she is experiencing the only thing she feared more than her illness…life support on a respirator,” the Facebook post reads.
“I am more than happy to sacrifice my life to fix my doing and join her spirit in a happier place. I just wanted let people know my thoughts as to why I am doing this, weather you can understand it or not.”
The Officer of the Chief Medical Examiner will be conducting autopsies on both bodies to determine their exact cause and manner of death.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports
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