Timothy Charles Wilkinson Wanted to Commit Murder-Suicide But Only Got Suicide: Deputies

Autopsy results are pending on Timothy Wilkinson
Autopsy results are pending on Timothy Wilkinson
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Sheriff's homicide investigators believe a 56-year-old Lake Forest man tried to pull off a murder-suicide with his wife as the victim Tuesday, but only managed to successfully complete the suicide portion.

Timothy Charles Wilkinson was declared dead from a gunshot wound at his home in the 28000 block of Mountain View Lane in Trabuco Canyon, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock, the Orange County Sheriff's spokesman.

Meanwhile, Wilkinson's 72-year-old wife is being treated at a local hospital for blunt force trauma to the head and lacerations to her neck, says Hallock.

He added the unidentified woman is expected to survive.

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"We believe the deceased male attempted to or intended it to be a murder-suicide," Hallock tells City News Service. "We're investigating his death as a suicide."

Investigators were awaiting an autopsy to confirm Wilkinson's cause of death.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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