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Lewis County man kills wife after he was ‘pushed too far,’ he tells deputies

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A 67-year-old Onalaska man was taken into custody Tuesday night after he allegedly shot and killed his 67-year-old wife during an argument about remodeling their home and finances, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies reported that the man told them he was “pushed too far.”

After the shooting, the man called 911 and “reported he shot his wife,” a news release reads.

Deputies and fire crews were dispatched about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of Burchett Road in Onalaska. Investigators found the woman’s body outside the home.

The husband said he shot her several times with a pistol, according to the news release.

Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.


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