Hospice Murder-Suicide Rocks Pennsylvania Community


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An elderly man and woman in Allentown, Pennsylvania are dead, following a murder-suicide.

CBS is reporting that 86-year-old Elwood Osman shot his 83-year-old wife while she was lying in bed in the hospice wing of Lehigh Valley Hospital on Tuesday, March 19. He then took his own life in the same room. The wife, Mildred Osman, had only been in the hospital's care since March 7.

Hospital and Lehigh County authorities have stated that no other patients or staff witnessed the event and that no danger was posed to other patients. Security at the hospital is being reassessed.

"It's a love story," said Jim Geiger, SVP of operations at Lehigh Valley Health Network.