MONKTON, Md. (WJZ)—An elderly man is in jail, charged with murder after killing his wife and the family dog.

Rochelle Ritchie has more on the crime and the suspect.

Glen Henry Treslar, 82, sits behind bars charged with the unthinkable–killing his wife.

“When officers arrived at the location, they were approached by an elderly man who told them that he had just shot his wife,” said Cpt. John Wachter, Baltimore County Police.

Treslar’s wife, 78-year-old Yvonne, was found lying in a pool of blood on the bedroom floor, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say there were no signs of domestic violence until a concerned citizen called police.

“I checked all the way back to Jan. 1 2012. There is absolutely nothing,” Wachter said.

Baltimore County Police say Treslar admitted to shooting and killing his wife after they got into a heated argument, although he would not elaborate on what that argument was about.

He then took his rage out on the family dog, who was found dead in the kitchen.

Peter Quigley lives just up the road and was stunned to learn of the murders from WJZ.

“And then shooting the dog?” he said in shock. “I’m in complete disbelief.”

Quigley says he would see Treslar quite often and never suspected he had marital problems.

“Every time he would pass by he was the nicest guy. He would stop and we would chat and he would ask about my life and was just this really sweet, interesting old man,” Quigley said.

Police say Treslar is charged with first-degree murder. What led to his rage remains unknown.

“Obviously one of the things our detectives are going to look at is why did this happened,” Wachter said.

Treslar remains behind bars with no bail.

The couple had been married for more than 50 years.

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