Man Charged with 2nd-degree murder in wife's death

9 years 4 months 3 weeks ago May 08, 2007 May 8, 2007 Tuesday, May 08 2007 Tuesday, May 08, 2007 10:16:25 AM CDT in News
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NEOSHO (AP) - A southwest Missouri man suspected of shooting and killing his wife before turning the gun on himself Saturday night is expected to survive. Newton County deputies say 41-year-old Kenneth Daugherty is being charged with second-degree murder after his condition was upgraded to stable Monday at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin. Authorities say Daugherty shot himself between the eyes with a 22-caliber rifle after fatally shooting his 46-year-old wife, Brenda Sue Daugherty, at their trailer home south of Neosho. Sheriff Ken Copeland said Daugherty is under armed guard at the hospital. The second-degree murder charge carries a $1 million bond.

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