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UPDATE: Two Dead in Murder-Suicide in Athens County, Ohio

By: Jeremy Edwards; Andrew Colegrove Email
By: Jeremy Edwards; Andrew Colegrove Email

UPDATE 3/26/12 @ 11 p.m.
ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – When a couple gets married, they take the vow "til death do we part," but police say a husband turned that vow into a deadly decision.

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says 68-year-old Robert Nusser and his 64-year-old wife Paulette had been served with an eviction notice at their home in Millfield on February 25.

Sunday deputies returned to the Nussers' house on Alderman Road and told them they had to vacate the home by Monday.

The sheriff says Robert Nusser told deputies he didn't know where to go or what to do.

Sheriff Kelly says Robert called 911 about 9 a.m. Monday and said there'd been a murder-suicide, and he was the one who did it.

When deputies arrived they found his wife Paulette shot, lying in bed. Robert was found dead with a gunshot wound in a living room chair.

Nikki Miller lives across from the Nussers. Her son had done yard work for them.

She says regardless of how bad her neighbors' problems may have been, she can't understand why it ended like this.

"I've heard he had some issues, but I don't see how someone could think they'd have to take their life over something like that," Miller said.

According to investigators, the Nussers recently moved to Athens from Chillicothe, where Robert was facing foreclosure on another property in Ross County.



ORIGINAL STORY
ATHENS COUNTY, OH (WSAZ) -- Two people are dead after a murder-suicide Monday morning in Athens County.

Sheriff Pat Kelly says Robert Nusser, 68, shot and killed his wife Paulette, 64, in their home on Alderman Road in Athens just before 9:00 a.m. Monday.

Kelly says Mr. Nusser says then called 911 to tell dispatchers what he did, just moments before taking his own life.

Deputies say they had served an eviction notice to the Nussers late last month.

Then Sunday, deputies went back to the house and told them they had to leave.

The Nussers recently moved to Athens from Chillicothe.


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