Coroner: Man admits to shooting, killing wife in Carroll Township home

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. —

Police are investigating after a deadly early-morning domestic dispute in Carroll Township, Washington County Friday.

Washington County Coroner Tim Warco told Channel 11's Dave Bondy that a man shot and killed his wife inside of a home Walter Street around 4 a.m.

"We have a male who has obviously shot his wife. It is early on in the investigation," Warco said.

Investigators said they received a 911 call from the victim's husband, who police identified as Ronald Powell, around 4:30 a.m.

"The individual called 911 and has admitted to what he has done," Warco said.

People who live nearby said Powell has had health issues and had been in and out of the hospital recently.

Neighbors said the victim, Leslie Powell, was a very friendly person.

"She was a very nice neighbor to have. This is really sad to see. She was very quiet, but every once and a while she would be outside feeding the birds in the morning," said Casey Bartkus.

"She was a nice lady and did anything for anybody and it's a shame what her husband did. He should have taken his own life instead of hers," said friend and neighbor Tammy Reese. "I hope he gets the death penalty."

Ronald Powell is facing criminal homicide charges.