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Warren County woman charged with murder in husband's shooting

Warren County woman charged with murder in husband's shooting


WARREN COUNTY • A 27-year-old woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband, police said Thursday.

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home in the 29000 block of Old Cotton Road at 7:52 p.m. on Jan. 15 and found Nicholas Hunter, 29, dead on the living room floor. He had been shot seven times, police said.

Ashley Hunter told deputies she had been involved in a physical altercation with her husband and that she had shot him in the chest.

She was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Two children, ages 7 and 3, were in the home at the time and were turned over to a family member.

On Thursday, Ashley Hunter was charged with first-degree murder, after police say evidence gathered at the scene and in an autopsy contradicted her story.

According to court documents, the couple had been arguing before Ashley Hunter went upstairs and got a handgun. She returned downstairs and shot her husband. No other details of the shooting were available.

Nicholas Hunter's obituary says he was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 2.

His funeral was Wednesday at Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge.

Ashley Hunter was also charged with armed criminal action; bail was set at $1 million, cash-only. She was not in custody, police said.

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