An Ohio Man Told Cops He Found His Wife With a Fatal Head Injury. Then, He Was Also Discovered Dead in the Couple's Home.

A man in Ohio allegedly confessed to killing his wife and then turning the gun on himself, according to police.
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A man allegedly confessed to killing his wife and then police find him dead.

Aug. 31 2023, Published 4:09 p.m. ET

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An Ohio man allegedly confessed to murdering his wife. Then, police say, officers found his body inside the couple's home.

On Aug. 24, police responded to a home in Fairfield after receiving a report about an unconscious person, WLWT reported.

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According to officials, someone called 911 advising that the victim, later identified as 55-year-old Katrina Pratt, was found with visible injuries to her head while laying face down in a pool of blood.

First responders pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

On Aug. 26, a controlled call was conducted with Katrina’s husband, 55-year-old William Pratt, authorities said.

During the call, officials say William confessed to killing his wife two days earlier.

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Around 10:15 that evening, police attempted to locate William Pratt in Fairfield when they heard a shot fired inside the residence, WLWT reported.

Police set up a perimeter around the home and the Hamilton-Fairfield SWAT team responded to the scene, officials said.

The SWAT team unsuccessfully attempted to make contact with William and eventually entered the residence, where they found William’s dead body.

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At 5:50 a.m. on Aug. 27, William was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound and his manner of death was determined to be suicide, according to authorities.

Police said William was facing an arrest warrant related to a domestic violence case. Court records show he had been charged after allegedly trying to strangle his wife.

Officials said the investigation is still ongoing.


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