Man, 22, is accused of attacking aged couple with a knife at an relaxation cease killing one | EUROtoday

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An tried theft at a relaxation cease in Nebraska left a 72-year-old man useless and his 71-year-old spouse in vital situation when the couple was attacked by a person with a knife.

Gary and Mary Weaver, of Eureka, Missouri, who had been touring throughout the state of their cell dwelling, stopped on the relaxation space alongside Interstate 80 round 7 a.m. Wednesday, in keeping with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies responded to the scene of the stabbing, they discovered the couple with a number of knife wounds.

Gary Weaver died from his accidents at Grand Island Regional Hospital and an post-mortem has been ordered. His spouse suffered life-threatening accidents and stays in vital situation.

The suspect, later recognized as James Thompson Jr., 22, of Elyria, Ohio, had already fled the realm however was apprehended by the Nebraska State Patrol a short while later.

State troopers tried to cease a car matching that description of the suspect’s and chased it as much as speeds of 120 mph earlier than the car exited the interstate and drove into the Platte River.

A police canine was used to search out the suspect about half-hour later.

Thompson was booked within the Hall County Jail and faces a number of prices, together with first-degree homicide, tried first-degree homicide and theft.

“Excellent teamwork by Troopers and Hall County Deputies to quickly locate and apprehend the suspect,” the Nebraska State Patrol wrote in a submit on social media. “Our hearts are with the two victims and their family.”

The investigation is ongoing.