A statewide case-control study of spousal homicide-suicide in older persons
Malphurs, J. E.
Publication: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Link to Published Abstract
Topics: Age Group Gender Homicide State Suicide
Keywords: Depression Florida Gender Homicde-Suicide Suicide
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A total of 20 spousal homicide-suicides, cases in which a spouse killed his partner then himself, among individuals 55 years old or older were identified in Florida between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 1999. All the men who committed a homicide-suicide used a gun to kill their spouse and themselves. National data from the National Center for Health Statistics indicate older men commit suicide with firearms 72% of the time.
Malphurs, J. E., & Cohen, D. (2005). A statewide case-control study of spousal homicide-suicide in older persons. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 13(3), 211-217.
Malphurs, J. E., and D. Cohen. "A Statewide Case-Control Study of Spousal Homicide-Suicide in Older Persons." American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 13.3 (2005): 211-17.