Ohio pharmacist note: sons killed to protect them

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an Ohio pharmacist wrote that he wanted to protect his two sons from a life of hopelessness before he shot and killed them and himself while his wife was away for the weekend.

The Franklin County Coroner's Office says Troy Geller left a suicide note at his home in Upper Arlington in suburban Columbus. His wife, Sarah, on Sunday found his body and the bodies of their two sons, 8-year-old Solomon and 6-year-old and Samson.

Autopsies show that the boys died from multiple gunshots to the head and chest. Troy Geller died from a gunshot wound to the head.

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