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Man accused of shooting, killing wife

10 months ago July 21, 2014 Jul 21, 2014 Monday, July 21 2014 Monday, July 21, 2014 2:43:03 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man after they said he shot and killed his wife Monday.

Deputies accused Jaris Howard, 31, of second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Shella Howard.

Investigators said they were called to the couple's home on Maginnis Street where they found Shella Howard dead. They said her husband has a criminal history of narcotics arrests.

Law enforcement said they responded to the couple's home in April earlier this year in connection with a domestic disturbance call, but Jaris left before deputies arrived on the scene.

Additional information from deputies indicates that a five-year-old child was in the home when the shooting occurred.

Deputies booked Jaris Howard into the parish jail, and said no bond had been set yet. He also faces charges for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

Anyone with information about this murder should call the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at (225) 621-INFO (4636) or text 847411 to their anonymous tip line.

 

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