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93-year-old charged with wife’s murder

A 93-year-old man appeared in court Friday for allegedly stabbing his wife to death before trying to kill himself in their Foster City home in June, prosecutors said today.

Wayne Bair has been charged with murder for the stabbing death of his 90-year-old wife, Marie Bair, inside their home in the 200 block of Spinnaker Street on June 13, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

Police responded to reports of a medical emergency there at about 8 p.m. and found both Bair and his wife suffering from stab wounds to their necks. Marie Bair was dead by the time officers arrived, police said.

There were no signs of forced entry or intruders in the home and the knife was found nearby, according to prosecutors.

Wayne Bair spent weeks in the hospital recovering from his apparently self-inflicted stab wounds before he was charged with murder and an enhancement for use of a deadly weapon.

He is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 31 to enter a plea to the murder charge. He remains in custody without bail, prosecutors said.

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