Woman shot husband, three days later shot herself

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LODGEPOLE, Neb. (KNOP) - Authorities say an investigation has determined that a Nebraska Panhandle woman shot to death her husband and then herself.

Deputies found the bodies of 51-year-old Michelle Lee Marlatt-Arledge and 52-year-old Mark Arledge at their Lodgepole home on April 19. The deputies had been sent there to investigate a report of elder abuse. A woman inside the home said, "Just a minute," when deputies knocked on the front door. They entered after hearing a gunshot and found the bodies in separate rooms.

A news release from Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub said that Mark Arledge is believed to have died three days earlier, after his wife shot him several times.

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