Augusta Sheriff's Office Releases Names in Nursing Home Shooting

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is releasing the names of the couple killed in an apparent murder-suicide.

On Monday, officials identified the deceased as 83-year-old Betty Knight and 84-year-old Weldon Knight.

According to investigators, Weldon Knight was visiting his wife Betty at the Shenandoah Nursing & Rehab in Fishersville when he shot her and then turned the gun on himself.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24.