Randolph County man charged with murder of wife

3 years 9 months 1 week ago Sunday, December 06 2015 Dec 6, 2015 Sunday, December 06, 2015 2:42:00 PM CST December 06, 2015 in News
By: Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

RANDOLPH COUNTY - An 81-year-old Randolph County man was charged in the murder of his 71-year-old wife who was found dead early Saturday morning.

The Randolph County Sheriff's Office said Vernon E. Head faced first degree murder and armed criminal action charges after Vickye Head was found shot in the head at the couple's home.

Authorities were initially dispatched to a Huntsville business where they said Head entered and said his wife had been shot.

Following investigation, Head was arrested and is being held in the Randolph County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

(Editor's note: The incident occurred in unincorporated Randolph County and not the city of Moberly. This story has been updated to reflect this.)

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