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Elderly South Carolina Man Faces Murder Charge After He Calls 911, Claims ‘He and His Wife Killed Themselves’

Elderly Man Accused of Killing Wife in Failed Murder-Suicide
Source: Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office; Mega

John Rounds has been arrested in a failed murder-suicide in South Carolina, officials said.

Mar. 31 2024, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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An elderly man in South Carolina has been arrested after police say he allegedly killed his wife and tried to end his own life.

On March 23, dispatchers received a call from a man in Sun City who claimed “he and his wife had killed themselves,” according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputies responded to the residence and found a 77-year-old woman deceased.

Authorities also located the woman’s husband, 77-year-old John Rounds, suffering multiple non-life threatening cuts.

Medics from Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services treated Rounds at the scene. He was then transported to Coastal Carolina Hospital.

Investigators believe Rounds allegedly suffocated his wife to death and then tried to kill himself in a failed murder-suicide.

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After Rounds was released from the hospital, he was booked into the Beaufort County Detention Center and charged with murder, officials said.

He was being held without bond.

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