WAYNESBURG — A Lincoln County woman has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting her husband in the head while he slept.
Tamara Richie, 50, of Waynesburg, was arrested Thursday morning by Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger and charged with first-degree murder.
Richie is accused of shooting her husband, David Richie, in the head with a semiautomatic handgun while he slept.
Folger said the shooting allegedly occurred Monday. A family member called the sheriff Thursday morning to report that Tamara Richie had shot her husband and the body was at their home.
Folger and a deputy responded to 792 New Lane, where they found David Richie’s body.
“He had been shot in the head while in his bed,” he said. “I believe he was asleep.”
Lincoln County Coroner Farris Marcum said he pronounced David Richie dead at the scene at about 8:45 a.m.
The sheriff and deputy then located Tamara Richie at a family member’s house and arrested her without incident.