Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Investigators have concluded their investigation in to the shooting deaths of a man and woman, and the incident has been ruled a murder-suicide. Around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, Mt. Juliet Police officers were summoned to a home in the 1000 block of Weston Drive to investigate the deaths of a man and woman. Upon arrival, officers found two adults deceased with wounds consistent with gunshots. Police were notified by a family member, who located the man and woman inside the home. The individuals were identified as Betty Wilburn, 80, and Hubert Wilburn, 77, of Mt. Juliet. The investigation revealed that Betty died of a single gunshot wound. Hubert, the husband and shooter, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“Our investigators worked very diligently to piece such a heart-breaking and sad incident together,” stated Police Chief James Hambrick. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the Betty and Hubert Wilburn, their friends, and loved ones.”