Police: Richard Weikel killed wife, Stephanie, self in Mahanoy City home on Christmas
Suspect then told ex-wife he couldn't spend life in prison, police say
A Schuylkill County couple was killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Christmas Day, police said.
Authorities said they believe Richard Weikel fatally shot his wife during an argument, then called an ex-wife to say he couldn't spend his life in prison.
The ex-wife, authorities said, alerted police, who were dispatched around 1:20 a.m. and arrived to find both Weikel, 37, and his 28-year-old wife Stephanie dead in the kitchen of their apartment in Mahanoy City.
Authorities said they found three weapons at the scene -- a handgun and two long rifles. They said they believe Weikel fatally shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself.
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