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Accused Rapist Kills Himself Near Soulsbyville

A Modesto man police say had just kidnapped and raped his estranged wife, killed himself in front of Tuolumne County deputies yesterday afternoon.

33 year old Wesley Dean Schell put a .357 magnum to his head at the old Soulsbyville weigh station at about 3 pm.

Modesto police say he took the woman at gunpoint from a Modesto store to Stockton where he raped her, then returned her to Modesto and drove to the Soulsbyville stop. Schell was out on bail after being charged with endangering a child and making terrorist threats at the time.

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