Duluth couple dies 2 days after murder-suicide attempt

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DULUTH, Minn. -- A Duluth couple critically injured in an apparent murder-suicide have died.

Duluth police say 56-year-old Michael William Peterson and 50-year-old Kay Marie Peterson both died Friday, two days after the shooting.

Police spokesman Brad Wick says the pair were kept on life support so organ donations could be made.

Police believe Michael Peterson shot his wife in the head three times before turning the gun on himself. The Duluth News Tribune reports police found a handgun at the scene.

Court records show Kay Peterson filed for divorce in March.

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