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Man accused of killing retired English teacher: 'She just wouldn't leave me alone'

(Photo: Bexar County Sheriff’s Office)

SAN ANTONIO - What started as a medical emergency call turned gruesome quickly.

Emergency crews were dispatched to a home on the 8700 block of London Heights at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for a cardiac arrest call.

Once they arrived, they learned the victim had a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim, identified as 76-year-old Barbara Robeau, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officers talked with Richard Robeau, 68, who made the 911 call. Robeau told officers that he was in his office when he heard a bang. He said he walked out of his office, picked up the gun and put it in a holster. He then called his brother before calling for help.

During their investigation, police learned from their son that he had received a call from his uncle, who had told him that Richard had shot the victim, according to an affidavit.

Richard Robeau Jr.'s uncle told him Richard Sr. said "I just shot and killed Barbara. I can't believe I did this. She just wouldn't leave me alone," according to the affidavit.

Richard Robeau Sr. was arrested and charged with murder.

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