COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Police say they are trying to determine why a 72-year-old central Ohio man fatally stabbed his wife and then tried to cut his own throat.
Columbus police said Leif Mortensen called 911 Wednesday afternoon and reported that his 74-year-old wife Margaret was dead in the kitchen of their home.
Leif Mortensen met officers outside the house with wounds to his neck. He was taken to a hospital and is reported to be in stable condition. He is facing a murder charge.
Stunned neighbors told reporters that the Mortensens seemed like nice, friendly people.
Police said it was the 10th homicide in Columbus so far this year.