Murder-Suicide | Man Facing Eviction from Foreclosure Kills Wife then Shoots Self
Former Chillicothe couple found dead in Athens
ATHENS — A former Chillicothe couple facing eviction from their Athens County home was found dead in their house Monday morning in an apparent murder/suicide.
Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly reported Robert T. Nusser, 68, and his wife, Paulette Nusser, 64, were found dead in their home at about 9:35 a.m. Monday.
The department received a call at 8:59 a.m. from a male resident at 10270 Alderman Road in Athens saying there was a murder/suicide at his home and that “I’m the one who caused it.”
Deputies entered the home at 9:35 a.m. and found Robert dead in a living room chair with a single gunshot wound and Paulette dead in a bed with a single gunshot wound.
According to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, deputies had served the residents with an eviction notice on Feb. 25, informing them they would have to leave their home, and were told again Sunday they would have to leave.
Kelly told Gazette partner 10TV News when deputies told Robert the couple needed to leave the home, he sounded desperate.
“He just looked at him and said, ‘What am I supposed to do? Where am I going to go?’” Kelly said.