WASHINGTON CITY – The Washington City Police Department responded to a call at 8:46 a.m. today indicating a possible death in the Pine View Estates subdivision.
Through subsequent investigation it was determined that a homicide occurred at the residence. A 76-year-old man, was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on the charge of 1st degree murder for the death of his wife. It appears that the death was caused by trauma inflicted with a blunt object.
This investigation is on going and no further details are available at this time.
Ed. Note: Persons charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or otherwise by a trier-of-fact.