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Identities in Sacramento murder-suicide released by coroner

A husband and wife who died in a murder-suicide shooting at their home late Saturday have been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 4200 block of Annette Street after receiving a call about 10:20 p.m. from a man who claimed he had shot his wife and was threatening to kill himself.

Arriving deputies heard a single gunshot from inside the home. Inside, they found Sherri Ann Martinez, 55, who had been shot once. William Martinez, 58, also was inside. Authorities say they believe he shot himself.

The two were taken to local hospitals by Sacramento Metro Fire Department personnel where they both later died.