Elderly Athens Co. Man Charged With Murdering Wife

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An 83-year-old Athens county man has been charged with the murder of his wife.

According to a press release from Athens county sheriff Patrick Kelley, deputies were dispatched to a home in Guysville after an elderly man called 911 and stated his wife had been shot and was dead.

When deputies arrived at the home of David C. Tilley, they found his wife, 46-year-old Hope A. Tilley dead in her bedroom as a result of a gunshot wound.

David Tilley has been charged with murder and is currently being held at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

His bond has been set at $100,000.

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