DA: Man Shot Wife, Himself In Murder-Suicide At Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lehigh County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lehigh County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said a man shot and killed his wife then turned the gun on himself Tuesday afternoon in the hospice ward of Lehigh Valley Hospital at 17th and Chew streets.

The woman, 83, was found dead in her bed, Martin said.  The man was also found dead in the room.  The woman was in hospice care, according to Martin.  No one else was in the room.

Martin said at 1:03 p.m. three hospital staff on the fourth floor heard a gunshot coming from one of the hospice rooms. He said the incident was contained to the one patient room.

“I don’t have any more detail I am prepared to release,” Martin said about 2 p.m. at the hospital complex. “There were no eyewitnesses to this event.”

Read more:  http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-allentown-lehigh-valley-hospital-murder-suicide-20130319,0,2694606.story

TriCounty Community Membership Meeting

TriCounty Community Network Membership Meeting

Tuesday, March 15, 8am-10am

Montgomery County Community College, West Campus

South Hall, 1st Floor, Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown

 

Do you deliver groceries or prescriptions to a homebound parent?

Do you provide transportation for doctors’ appointments?

Do you make phone calls to coordinate services for a loved one? 

Do you provide care for a parent, child, elderly or chronically ill family member?

Then you are one of 44 million informal caregivers.  This meeting is for you!

This expert panel will provide valuable information and answer your questions.

Caregivers Support Panel

Robert M. Slutsky, Esq., Elder Law & Estate Planning – Elder Care Law

Angela Boyer, MSW, Hospice Manager, TriCounty Home Health & Hospice – Hospice Care

Celeste Faux, Supervisor, Montgomery County Aging & Adult Services – Government Support Programs

Shirlee Barlow, Managing Director, Columbia Cottage Assisted Living – Options of Care

Susan Cleaver, Creative Living Coach – Self Care for the Caregiver

Presented by the TCN CARE Program


Please RSVP by Friday, March 11.  Call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2.

Special thanks to our breakfast sponsor

High Street Music Company

Partnering to improve health, social and environmental conditions.

TriCounty Community Network

260 High Street, Pottstown, PA  19464

TCN Information & Questions – 610-705-3301, Extension 2
First Call Information & Referral Service – 610-705-3301, Extension 3
www.TCNetwork.org