An elderly Normal Heights man pleaded innocent...

An elderly Normal Heights man pleaded innocent Wednesday to a charge of killing his ailing wife.

William Douglas, 67, is accused of shooting his wife, Patricia Douglas, 60, Sunday at their home in the 4900 block of Vista Place.

Douglas, who was a San Diego police officer for three years in the 1950s and a deputy county marshal, was ordered held in County Jail downtown on $100,000 bail.

Douglas’ wife was known to have been suffering from a number of undisclosed ailments. Deputy Dist. Atty. Lorraine Rooney confirmed that Douglas also suffers from an illness, but declined to elaborate.


Bail review was scheduled for Monday.