Sister-In-Law Says Gilkey Was Stressed Over Caring For His Wife

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Jan 11, 2012 9:20 am

A sister-in-law of a Hocking County man who shot three people and then killed himself says he was stressed out over caring for his terminally ill wife and was resentful of other family members.

Peggy Gilkey says her brother-in-law Paul Gilkey was trying to do his best caring for his wife, whose cancer was diagnosed around Thanksgiving.

She says he felt as if other family members weren't letting him care for Darlene Gilkey and he was stressed at the number of people in the house.

Police say Paul Gilkey shot and killed two of his wife's sisters and his son Monday before killing himself.

Authorities say he was set off by a dispute over food served to his wife, who witnessed the shootings from a hospital bed in her living room but was uninjured.
 

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