State Police in York have released additional information on last night’s homicide and suicide in Washington Township. The couple’s son called in the shooting after going to their home to check on them.
After investigation, police discovered that 84-year old Jeanette Brown was terminally ill with cancer and her condition was rapidly deteriorating. As Jeanette slept, her 85-year old husband Sherman Brown fired one round from a rifle, killing his wife in her sleep.
Sherman then sat next to the bed and shot himself. The couple had been married for 65 years.