In Dover, NH a man walked into a hospital room that belonged to his wife on Tuesday and shot and killed her and then himself. Before doing this he posted on Facebook in order to let his family and friends know what his plans were.
The police did not immediately identify the man but Dorcas Lavoie told reporters that her brother,Mark A. Lavoie, shot his wife Katherine and then killed himself at the Wentworth-Douglas Hospital in Dover, NH.
The authorities received a call a little after 6:00 am saying there had been shots fired at the hospital. When they came to the hospital they found one male and one female dead in the critical care unit in a private room.
A little before 6:00am Lavoie posted on Facebook saying that his wife had suffered for a number of years and it was time to end the suffering.
“I want to start off by saying this is going to be officially ruled a murder/suicide when in all actuality it is a double suicide,” the Facebook post reads. “My baby was trying to escape the bi-polar demons that have been swirling around in her brain since childhood and now because of my selfishness in dialing 911 she is experiencing the only thing she feared more than her illness … life support on a respirator.”
Many of his friends and family pleaded with him to get him to change his mind but it was too late.
Lavoie made a few other statements before signing off from Facebook, for the last time.
“Though a difficult subject I hope my family whom I love dearly can make some sense of what I’m doing though unless you have dealt directly with mental illness,” it will be difficult, he wrote.
He closes with: “Well in all the years I’ve been on FB I never was one for posting any drama. … I was due one. Love you all, peace out.”
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