Attempted suicide victim condition improving
Roger Beard, 23, was admitted to the hospital yesterday in critical condition after he allegedly killed his wife then turned the gun on himself, according to Ruston Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Curtis Hawkins at the time.
Beard's condition was upgraded to serious late yesterday afternoon, the LSU spokeswoman said.
Ruston Police responded to the couple's residence at 204 Lesna Lane after Roger Beard called relatives who heard a disturbance in the background.