RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The victim of Sunday's attempted murder-suicide at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center has died.
Francis Dresser, 86, was transported to Renown after the shooting. Her husband, William Dresser, is being held without bail at the Carson City Jail on charges of Murder. He is also under a Suicide Watch.
According to Ken Furlong of the Carson City Sheriff's Office, Mrs. Dresser was in the hospital for a previous injury. Mr. Dresser entered her room on Sunday, and fired one shot into her chest. According to statements made by Mr. Dresser at the scene, he had intended to kill his wife and himself, but the gun malfunctioned. Mr. Dresser suggested to officers that his motive was to end his wife’s suffering.
Mrs. Dresser and her husband were married for over 60 years, and residents of Douglas County.