Man critical following homicide/suicide attempt

A Bibb County man remains in critical condition following a Monday homicide and suicide attempt on Marion Road.

James Wilbur Mullis, 69, was listed in critical condition at The Medical Center of Central Georgia Tuesday afternoon, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

Mullis suffered what authorities have described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.

Bibb County deputies were dispatched to 5545 Marion Road about 5:45 p.m. Monday and found his wife, 71-year-old Betty Mullis, dead with a gunshot wound to her dead. Neighbors called 911 at James Mullis’ request not knowing the exact emergency, according to a sheriff’s office news release.