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Deputies don’t believe abuse claim, charged wife with murder

April 2, 2018

DUNCAN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities charged a South Carolina woman who claimed she was an abused wife with murder after she shot her husband several times.

Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Bobo says deputies did not see any injuries on 58-year-old Donna Leo or any signs of a struggle.

Bobo says deputies also have never been called to the home for a domestic problem.

Bobo says Leo told deputies she suffered many years of mental and physical abuse from her husband.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said in a statement that 64-year-old David Leo was dead when paramedics arrived.

Bobo said a woman called 911 around 11 a.m. Monday and told the operator she accidentally shot her husband twice.

Donna Leo is charged with murder. It wasn’t known if she had a lawyer.

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