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Tipton County Man Charged In Wife's Shooting Death

Tipton County Man Charged In Wife's Shooting Death

CREATED Jul 17, 2014

MUNFORD, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities said a Tipton County man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his wife.

The Tipton County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that 26-year-old William Christopher Rains has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 26-year-old Laura Ann Rains.

Deputies responded to an accidental shooting call at a house in Munford Brighton on January 6.

The sheriff's office said William Rains indicated his wife was handing him a pistol when the weapon fired, striking her once in the head. Laura Rains died at a Memphis hospital.

William Rains is out of jail on a $50,000 bond. He is awaiting trial scheduled for later this year.

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