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DALLAS — A 76-year-old man told Texas police he shot and killed his wife after one of the couple’s two dogs pooped in their house.

Reuters reported Michael Stephen Stolz was arrested after a five-hour standoff on Tuesday. He is charged with murder.

Lewisville Police Capt. Kevin Deaver said officers went to the home after his wife, Bernice Stolz, 49, wasn’t seen at work for several days. Officers smelled decomposition when they got to the scene and found her body once they got inside.

Michael Stolz told police after the standoff ended that the shooting happened on Saturday, after their German Shepherd mix had pooped on the floor.

He shot the dog, then their rottweiler and finally his wife, who was screaming because he shot the two dogs, Deaver said.

Michael Stolz told police he intended to kill himself as well but ran out of bullets. He had no history of mental illness, Deaver said.

For more details, go to the Reuters website.