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Police investigate deaths of Mount Hope couple as murder-suicide

Police say Claybrook made the false burglary call to get police to the home faster.

News 12 Staff

Feb 24, 2021, 11:01 PM

Updated 1,211 days ago

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Police are investigating the deaths of an elderly couple in Mount Hope as a murder-suicide.
They say the man who lived in the home on Mount Hope Road called 911 around 10 a.m. and claimed that a burglary was in progress.
When crews arrived on the scene and entered the home, they say they found 70-year-old Marcia Currie fatally shot in her bed. Her 84-year-old husband, James Claybrook, was found on the floor with a fatal, self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say.
Police say Claybrook made the false burglary call to get police to the home faster.
State police say the couple had medical issues and were dealing with "substantial pain."
Police are stressing that there is no threat to the public.


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