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Murder-suicide by train

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Posted: Apr 30, 2014 7:38 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Apr 30, 2014 7:38 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: murder-suicide, Oneida, New York, CSX train, tracks, note

ONEIDA, NEW YORK- A couple that stood together to be hit by an on-coming train was ruled a murder-suicide by police in New York.

Police say Earl Myatt drove his wife of 42 years to a railroad crossing and they stood together to be hit by a CSX train.

A suicide note was found in Myatt's car.

Surveillance video shows them waiting on the tracks before they were hit.

Relatives say Myatt became despondent after his beloved wife, Mary, suffered a brain aneurysm four months ago that left her with the mental capacity of a small child.

Authorities say he called one of his sons to apologize two-minutes before he stepped with his wife onto the tracks.

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