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TSB’s Top News Stories of 2013: Man Murders Wife, Later Kills Himself (No. 10)

merz_ericEric Merz, 42, who police say killed his wife March 6 in the Mallard Lakes subdivision, jumped off the 121 overpass at U.S. 75 and killed himself on April 28, bringing a tragic ending to a terrible situation.

Mary Beth Merz, 44, was shot in the family’s home on Pintail Drive, according to police, and was found by the couple’s daughter. The daughter ran to a neighbor’s house.

Eric Merz was released from jail five days after his March 6 arrest. He completed a 30-day substance abuse treatment program and had asked to move back to his home. Neighbors had expressed concern. is looking back at the most newsworthy news events of 2013 with our annual top-10 countdown, running daily. The complete list, with links included, will be included at the bottom of every story in case you miss one and would like to go back to it.

TSB’s Top News Stories of 2013

10. Man Murders His Wife, Later Kills Himself

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