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.
Officials said the investigation is still ongoing.
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