Local woman kills husband then herself in Las Vegas

KINGMAN - A local bail bondsman and his wife died in a murder-suicide in Las Vegas earlier this week.

Las Vegas Police say Susan Kapfer was visiting her husband, Mike, on the fourth floor of Valley Hospital and Medical Center when she shot him once just before 5 a.m. Monday. She then turned the gun on herself.

Mike Kapfer was admitted to the hospital Aug. 3. The couple's son, Kit Kapfer, told the Las Vegas Review Journal that his father had been experiencing medical problems for more than six years.

Kapfer said his dad's mental and physical condition deteriorated significantly in the two weeks he was in the hospital.

An employee with Ajax Bail Bonds confirmed that Kapfer was an employee but declined further comment because of possible litigation involving his death. The hospital has declined comment.