East County News Service
February 5, 2017 (San Diego) – Candace Smith, 69, has taken care of her disabled husband, James, 68, since he suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident a quarter century ago. But now San Diego Police detectives report that she fatally shot her husband, then killed herself.
Officers found the bodies while conducting a welfare check at their home in the 6600 block of Bell Bluff Avenue Wednesday morning. A relative had asked police to check on the couple.
Lt. Mike Holden told media that Mr. Smith’s condition had recently worsened.
Anyone with information on this case can call the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.