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Sheriff: Woman shoots and kills husband in failed attempt to kill herself

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Roberta Samard, jail booking photo Roberta Samard, jail booking photo
MILLERSBURG, OR (KPTV) -

A woman trying to kill herself ended up shooting and killing her husband, according to the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a home in Millersburg, north of Albany, at 6:10 a.m. Monday.

They located the body of 57-year-old Kenneth Arlen Samard.

Investigators said his wife, Roberta Samard, 62, had recently been suffering from depression and had thoughts of suicide.

According to deputies, Roberta Samard shot her husband one time with a handgun in what was described as an apparent failed attempt to kill herself.

Roberta Samard was arrested and booked in the Linn County Jail on the charge of first-degree manslaughter.

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