Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Knox County, TN: Man says his wife was killed while they fought over gun

A Knox County man is charged with killing his wife during an argument.

John Michael Dabbs, 31, is charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife, Erica Kay Dabbs, 28.

Investigators say John Dabbs was no longer living in the home at Summertime Lane. According to the warrants, he came to the house along with some friends around midnight to retrieve some of his belongings, and got into an argument with his wife.

John Dabbs told investigators that Erica Dabbs got a handgun, and ordered him to leave the residence. He said that he lunged for the gun and the two struggled over it. He said he heard a "loud pop" and she fell to the floor. John Dabbs called 911 after she was shot.

Erica Dabbs was hit in the abdomen. She was transported to UT Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

John Michael Dabbs is being held in the Knox County Detention Facility on a $400,000.00 bond.

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