A Deschutes County prosecutor says an 86-year-old man accused of killing his wife plotted the slaying overnight and shot her twice, the second time with the gun to her head.
Lawrence Loeffler is accused of murder in the January shooting of 83-year-old Betty Jane Loeffler. They'd been married 39 years.
In opening statements Wednesday, Prosecutor Mary Anderson said Loeffler had a long list of complaints when officers questioned him.
The Bend Bulletin reports that he told officers he was unhappy his stepdaughter hadn't wished him happy birthday the night before.
Defense attorney Jacques DeKalb says Loeffler was delusional and isn't guilty of murder.
DeKalb says that among the delusions was the idea his wife and stepdaughter plotted to kill him.