90-year-old SC man charged with killing wife


BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A 90-year-old Hilton Head Island man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife in June.

John Cross was charged on Thursday with the June 24 stabbing death of 84-year-old Page Arrington Cross.

John Cross was found in the couple's home with what authorities said were a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and cuts on his wrist. He was treated at a hospital in Savannah, Ga.

Prosecutor Duffie Stone said Page Cross had stab wounds on her chest and cuts on her wrist.

Judge Carmen Mullen granted a $100,000 personal-recognizance bond for Cross on the condition he stay in the Savannah medical facility for treatment. Mullen says he doesn't consider Cross a threat to the community.

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