Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cabell County, WV: BREAKING NEWS: Cabell County Man Charged in Wife's Shooting Death

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. – A 66-year old man from Cabell County has been arrested and charged with murder following the shooting death of his wife.

Harry Smith was booked into the Western Regional Jail early Sunday morning.

Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas tells that deputies were called to 6169 Birkewood Road near Barboursville shortly before 11 Saturday night.

McComas says deputies and EMS personnel found 62-year-old Constance Smith dead, with a gunshot wound to the head.

The original call came in as an accidental shooting.

McComas says based on what deputies and emergency workers found at the scene, along with a statement given by Mr. Smith, he was charged with murder. The Sheriff says Prosecuting Attorney Chris Chiles was also called to the scene.

No word on a motive for the shooting.

Mrs. Smith’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner in Charleston.

Mr. Smith is expected to arraigned sometime Sunday.

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