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Man charged with murder after shooting death of wife

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police have charged an elderly man with murder after the shooting death of his wife.

Police say 88-year-old John Blevins has been charged with the murder of his wife, Elizabeth Blevins.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday at a home on Summerville Drive.

The Fayette County coroner says 85-year-old Elizabeth Blevins died from a gunshot wound.

"The next door neighbor just heard one shot," said Don Highbarger, a neighbor of the couple.

"That's when they brought our neighbor, the elderly gentleman, in handcuffs and walked him down the sidewalk," another neighbor, Brian Jones, said.

According to police Elizabeth's husband, John Blevins, has been taken into custody and charged with murder.

Police say family tells them John Blevins suffers from a form of dementia.

"They were wonderful people, I hate this horrific situation that's happened," Highbarger said.


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