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James Wheeler Talks About Losing His Wife to Alzheimer's

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After a failed murder-suicide attempt last month, Wheeler is living with his daughter Terry Scrivner (right) and son-in-law Stan Scriver (not pictured).

Published on October 6, 2008

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The Wheelers are 48-year residents of Carpinteria. Everyone in the neighborhood was accustomed to seeing Jim and Becky walking together hand in hand.

Published on October 6, 2008

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Wheeler said he is unhappy Sheriff's deputies stopped him from going to sleep with his wife the night of September 17th, breathing in fumes from his idling Oldsmobile. "How much better if would have been if we'd succumbed that night," he said.

Published on October 6, 2008

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Terry Scrivner brought out photos of the couple.

Published on October 6, 2008

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Becky and James Wheeler the year they were married, just before James flew to Europe to fight in the war.

Published on October 6, 2008

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A more recent photo of the Wheelers

Published on October 6, 2008

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Wheeler is struggling with the loss of his wife first to Alzheimer's and then to a nursing home.

Published on October 6, 2008

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Terry Scrivner shows the many sympathy card from friends and neighbors

Published on October 6, 2008

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