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A Georgia man, 80, admits he shot his 55-year-old wife in the head, officials say.

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An 80-year-oldGeorgian manwas arrested after decades of marriage for his wife being shot dead.

Donald Staley has been charged with weighted assault and weighted batteries, but murder charges are pending, Fox Atlanta reported. 

Starry called 911 on Thursday and told the operator that he had shot his 79-year-old wife Judith Starry, and that he intends to shoot himself.reportedly shot her head.

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According to Georgia officials, Donald Staley has killed his 79-year-old wife. (Carroll County Sheriff's Office)

A Carroll County Sheriff's agent arrived and was able to surrender him. Officials said he was armed with a pistol. 

Judith Starry's wife was airlifted to the hospital where she died. According to investigators, the couplewere 55 years old together

The motive for the killing has not been revealed. Investigation is ongoing. 

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