Texas man shoots and kills wife of 60 years because he was 'tired of her suffering'
91-year-old Nelson Harvey. [El Paso Police Department]

A 91-year-old El Paso man confessed to shooting and killing his terminally-ill wife on Sunday inside the retirement home where they both lived, KVIA-TV reported.


Nelson Harvey is being held on a $25,000 bond and faces murder charges in the death of 93-year-old Evelyn Harvey. The couple had been married for 60 years.

KFOX-TV reported that Nelson Harvey alerted staff members after shooting his wife and gave them his gun. She was found in her bed with a wound to the back of her head.

According to a police affadavit, he also told employees that he was "tired of his wife suffering."