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A 78-year-old Macomb Township man police believe pulled the trigger in his wife's late-August murder, before shooting himself in the head, died Thursday morning in the hospital, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office announced.

The sheriff's office identified Jessie Nagy, 78, as the suspect, and said he died Thursday of complications from the self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been charged with first-degree murder and felony firearm, and was listed in stable condition before his death.

Just before 9 p.m. on Aug. 28, the sheriff's office got a 911 call from the son of the couple, in Florida, who said he'd just heard from his father, who was slurring his words.

Police conducted a welfare check at the couple's home on Mackenzie Drive, and found 69-year-old Janet Nagy dead in the master bedroom, having been shot multiple times in her head, legs and hands. 

In the master bedroom police also found Jessie Nagy alive, with a gunshot wound to his head. Police said that the home showed no signs of forced entry or theft.

 

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