Michael Nobles killed himself in Texas hospital maternity ward 1 hour after wife gave birth
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 08:10 EST, 13 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:24 EST, 13 August 2013
The first picture has emerged of the Texas man who committed suicide in front of his wife in a maternity ward just one hour after she gave birth to their child.
In the photo, 32-year-old Michael Carl Nobles squeezes his wife Kendra close and smiles for the camera.
But Nobles' family said the expectant father had been 'distressed for some time,' prior to his wife going into labor on Sunday.
Happier times: Michael Carl Nobles is seen smiling at the Grand Canyon with his wife Kendra. Nobles' family said he had been distressed 'for some time' prior to his suicide
The man's wife had just given birth at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital when he killed himself in her maternity room
Police said the couple could be heard arguing inside Kendra Nobles' maternity room at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital before he pulled out a pistol and shot himself.
Nobles was flown to a nearby trauma hospital, where he died, KHOU-TV reports.
He committed suicide just one hour after his wife delivered the couple's child.
The baby was not in the room at the time.
Kendra Nobles was not injured.
Her Facebook page shows a picture of Kendra and Michael embracing and smiling. She also posted a picture of her ultrasound.
The baby was not in the room at the time of the shooting and the wife, who witnessed it, was no injured
The hospital has a 'no guns policy,' but that did not prevent the man taking taking a pistol into the maternity ward.
The incident left some patients and their families questioning security at the hospital in northwest Houston.
'They should probably have more security if they’re going to let people in the institution like that,' Gustavo Manrique told the TV station.
Willowbrook Methodist Hospital, part of the city's Methodist Hospital System, has not commented on the suicide.
- For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention line at 1-800-273-8255
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