Husband kills wife, then himself in what family calls ‘mercy shooting’ – News4Jax


The Political Agitator’s response: But some white folk just don’t get it, they think that it is the Democrats and black folk fault that things are the way they are. They don’t want affordable healthcare but then look at what happens. It is just like some rich white folk who are not happen, end up killing themselves and sometimes their family. Folk this is just sad! Them today, could be you tomorrow because we are not our mind keeper and the pressures of this world may make you do some things. I pray that I stay in my right mind.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The sister of a man who killed his wife and then himself in a San Souci home Wednesday night said he did it because he couldn’t stand to see his wife suffer any longer.

Officers found the couple dead in their home on Goltare Drive about 3:30 p.m. when a man called 911 to report that he had shot his wife and was prepared to take his own life.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office won’t identify the victims, but family members said John and Gwendolyn Thombleson died in the home. The husband’s sister said after the wife had surgery eight months ago, her health began declining rapidly and she developed several health conditions, including dementia.

The medical bills were piling up, and neighbors told News4Jax that John Thombleson had said their insurance was expiring, leaving them no way to pay for the mounting expenses.

According to police, officers sent to the home made numerous attempts to contact the people inside but the attempts were unsuccessful. (Read more)

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