Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Glendale, AZ: PD: Glendale man accused of killing wife

A Glendale man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of killing his wife, police said.

Police found a 64-year-old woman dead with a gunshot wound to the head Friday night.

Her husband, Thomas Glenn Bodine, 67, said he came home, noticed the body and called his daughter and son-in-law, police said.

Bodine told his son-in-law it was his fault his wife committed suicide and he also wanted to die, so the son-in-law hid the gun, police said.

Investigators determined the woman was in bed with a pillow over her head when she was shot, detectives said.

Detectives also said neither the victim nor the revolver had traces of blood, which indicates she was shot from a distance.

During an interview, Bodine told detectives his wife was holding their revolver in her right hand pointed toward the right side of her head, but investigators determined the bullet entered the left side of the victim's head, police said.

He also told police there were no more bullets for the revolver in the home, but detectives found some later in his night stand, police said. Bodine told police he forgot about the bullets.

Bodine was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree murder.

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