Police: Man Used Nail Gun to Kill Wife
Police: Man, 77, Killed Wife, Then Himself, With Commercial-Grade Nail
The Associated Press
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J.
A 77-year-old man killed his wife and then himself with a
commercial-grade nail gun, police said Tuesday.
Police said they don't yet know why James B. Tompkinson, a retired
teacher, would kill his 67-year-old wife, Susan.
A relative who went to their home Monday evening found them and called
When police arrived, Susan Tompkinson was dead of head and chest
trauma and her husband was badly injured. He died Tuesday morning.
Police Lt. Thomas Dellane said there was no history of police calls to
the couple's home.