- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PLACITAS, N.M. (AP) - A mentally ill New Mexico man says he hit his 76-year-old wife in the head with a rock until he was sure she was dead because voices told him to kill her.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2piP2b1 ) 72-year-old Thomas Goodridge called police Saturday and confessed he had killed his wife, Anna Goodridge.

Thomas Goodridge has been arrested and charged with murder.

He suffers from bipolar disorder, but says he took his medication the night he killed his wife.

He told police that voices said he had to kill his wife if he did not want her to be harmed.

His bond has been set at $500,000 cash only.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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