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Death ruled a murder-suicide

The shooting deaths of the elderly couple on Weston Drive has been ruled a murder-suicide by the Mt. Juliet Police Department. 

The individuals were identified as Betty Wilburn, 80 and Hubert Wilson, 77 of Mt. Juliet. Betty died of a single gunshot wound, and Hubert died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The couple was found in their home by a family member on Tuesday, Jan. 21, who alerted the MJPD. 

“Our investigators worked very diligently to piece such a heart-breaking and sad incident together,” stated Police Chief James Hambrick. “Our thoughts and prayersare with the family of the Betty and Hubert Wilburn, their friends, and loved ones.”

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