HOUSTON (AP) _ A man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, who two months ago requested leniency for him in a shooting that left her wounded.

Linda Joyce Hubert, 26, was shot to death Thursday in her apartment.

She had survived two bullet wounds in December and asked that her husband be offered probation. She said she would not testify against him and hoped he would ''get help.''

Kenneth Leon Hubert, 27, surrendered Thursday to police. Homicide Sgt. Jerry Novak said Hubert had heard he was being sought but insisted he was innocent.

Hubert was charged with murder and denied bond. He had been free on $5,000 bond on an attempted murder charge in the Dec. 18 wounding of his wife, and on $2,000 bond on a charge of kidnapping his girlfriend in November.

On Monday, Hubert was to have entered a plea in the December shooting.

The Huberts had been separated for about three years. A neighbor said Hubert often came by Ms. Hubert's apartment.

''I thought the husband was a boyfriend trying to make up with her, because he was always coming around harassing her,'' said Ola Aubrey. ''He would come every day and stay in that car and blow his horn. She would just stay inside. She would never let him in her apartment.''