Deputies: Man accused of killing his wife commits suicide


PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Deputies say a man who was accused of murdering his wife took his own life before they were able to charge him.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says deputies tried to serve a murder warrant Wednesday around 5:00 p.m. on 33-year-old Bobby E. Eldridge, of Eubank, for shooting Donna Eldridge in the head in October of 2019.

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Deputies went to the Eldridge’s home on the 2300-block of Old Cuba in Eubank back in October for a call of a medical emergency.

After arriving, deputies say they found Donna Eldridge dead with a gunshot wound to the head. They say Bobby Eldridge was suffering from a gunshot would to the head as well, but he was taken to the hospital and survived.

Investigators say they determined Bobby Eldridge shot Donna Eldridge in the head and then turned the gun on himself.

Deputies say Wednesday they found out Bobby Eldridge was in a motel near the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 80.

After trying to make contact, deputies say suspicious sounds coming from the room caused them to break down the door. That’s when deputies say they found Bobby Eldridge suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

His body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

The investigation is ongoing.

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