Created on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 09:29
Bucks County authorities are investigating the deaths of an elderly couple as a murder-suicide. District Attorney David Heckler says 88-year-old Charles Christine apparently shot his 86-year-old wife Betty Jane in the back of the head while she slept, and then went to another room and shot himself. Police say their daughter found the bodies shortly before 9:00am Monday at the Quakertown West Apartments on South Ninth Street. The apartment complex is near the high school, and all Quakertown District schools were locked down for about 45 minutes as a precaution.