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Woman convicted of reduced charge in husband’s death

March 29, 2019

FRAZER, Pa. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting her husband after they had a drunken argument about money, sex and a burned tuna casserole has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

Teresa Drum now faces up to 20 years when she’s sentenced June 17. She was convicted Thursday in a nonjury trial in which Allegheny County prosecutors had sought a murder conviction.

The 40-year-old Frazer woman was accused of killing 42-year-old Dennis Drum Sr., who died from a single gunshot to the head in February 2017. Her attorney argued that she was a battered woman who was defending herself when he was shot.

A longtime friend of Teresa Drum testified that she often overheard the couple on the phone frequently exchange threats and argue bitterly about money and bad cooking.