CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Carson City, Nevada, Sheriff says an 86-year-old woman shot by her husband while hospitalized died Wednesday.
Authorities say her husband of more than six decades has been charged with murder.
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said Frances Dresser died from injuries suffered when she was shot once in the chest Sunday while at Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center
Her husband, 88-year-old William Dresser, told officers he planned to "end his wife's suffering" by killing her and then himself, but his gun jammed.
District Attorney Neil Rombardo said Dresser was charged Wednesday with "open murder" with use of a deadly weapon.
Furlong described Dresser as emotional but stable, adding he has some "significant" health problems and is on suicide watch.