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Brighton Woman Charged With First-Degree Murder

Brighton Woman Charged With First-Degree Murder

CREATED Jul 15, 2014

BRIGHTON, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities said a Tipton County woman has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of her husband.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 43-year-old Angela Denise Brewer had originally been charged with second-degree murder in the death of William Stanford Brewer Jr.

Authorities said the man's body was discovered in the bedroom of the family home in Brighton on December 8, 2013.

Investigators said Angela Brewer told police she woke up early that morning and loaded a shotgun with the belief that an intruder was outside.

Authorities said she returned to the bedroom after checking the house's back door and front bedroom. Investigators said she told police she put the shotgun on the bed and tried to wake her husband, but the weapon discharged, killing him.

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