LOGAN, Ohio—A dispute over whether a terminally ill woman should have been given tea and toast or an orange apparently upset her husband so much that he shot and killed two of the woman's sisters and his own son before killing himself, a sheriff said Tuesday.
The sick woman, Darlene Gilkey, witnessed the shootings from a hospital bed in her living room but wasn't hurt, Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North said. The 59-year-old is dying of cancer, he said.
The woman's son, Ralph Sowers III, told a 911 dispatcher he survived because his stepfather, Paul Gilkey, said he was sparing him because he had kids
After the shootings Monday, 63-year-old Paul Gilkey stepped out onto his front porch, sat down in a chair and shot himself to death, the sheriff said.