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Police: Man, 94, dies day after he shot wife then himself inside St. Peters hospital

Police said the man was visiting his wife, Anna Bode, who was in the hospital for an illness. He was identified Tuesday as John Robey.

ST. PETERS, Mo. — The St. Charles man who shot and killed his 93-year-old wife in a St. Peters hospital before turning the gun on himself has died.

The shooting occurred just before 11 a.m. Sunday at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. According to Sgt. Melissa Doss with the St. Peters Police Department, the man was visiting his wife who had been in the hospital for an illness over the last several days.

The department identified her as 93-year-old Anna Bode of St. Charles. On Tuesday, her husband was identified as 94-year-old John Robey.

Police believe Robey shot his wife and then himself in a probable murder-suicide. Bode died, and Robey was taken to another area hospital with critical injuries.

He died late Monday afternoon, police said.

The two were the only ones in the hospital room at the time, and no one else was threatened or harmed, officials said.

Other details on the shooting were not available.

"Our Criminal Investigations Division is currently working this case in order to figure out exactly how and why this happened," Doss said.

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