Man charged with killing wife sent to psychiatric hospital

September 26, 2018
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Allen Warner, 47, is arraigned in the death if his wife, Shana Warner, in Plymouth District Court on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Plymouth, Mass. (Greg Derr/The Quincy Patriot Ledger via AP, Pool)

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man prosecutors say followed, then stabbed, shot and ran over his estranged wife, has been sent to a psychiatric hospital for a 20-day evaluation.

Allen Warner was also held without bail after a not guilty plea to a murder charge was entered on his behalf at his arraignment Wednesday.

Prosecutors say 48-year-old Shana Warner, who had filed for divorce three times, was found next to her vehicle by the side of a Marshfield road Monday. She had previously called police to say her husband was following her.

After the shooting, Allen Warner evaded a police manhunt until he was arrested in Whitman on Tuesday afternoon.

The 47-year-old Warner’s attorney questioned the evidence in the case, including witness identification and noted that no weapons had been recovered.

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