WARREN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Foristell woman, who has been charged with murder after she allegedly shot her husband during a domestic dispute, says she was on her way to turn herself in when she was arrested.
Twenty seven-year-old Ashley Hunter has been charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action. Police said Hunter called 911 on January 15 and said she got into a physical altercation with her husband Nicholas, and shot him at their home in 29000 block of Old Cotton Road.
When police arrived, they found that Nicholas had been shot seven times. Authorities believe the evidence gathered contradicted the story Hunter told them.
Hunter says she was heading to the Warren County Jail to turn herself in, but pulled over on Interstate 70, stepped in front of oncoming traffic, and was hit by an ambulance.
"There is research that indicates that when someone dies in a domestic violence situation, 70 to 80 percent of those cases have had prior physical abuse of the female regardless of who dies," said Ellen Reed, who is in charge of "Turning Point," an organization that serves domestic abuse victims.
Hunter is being held on a $1,000,000 cash-only bond.
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FORISTELL, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A woman shot and killed her husband during a physical altercation inside their Foristell, Missouri home Thursday night.
According to police, the 27-year-old woman and her 30-year-old husband were involved in a physical altercation inside their home, located in the 29000 block of Old Cotton Road, when she shot him in the chest.
When police arrived to the scene, they found the man dead on the living room floor from apparent gunshot wounds.
Two minor children were inside the home when the incident occurred. They were taken by a family member following the shooting.
The investigation is ongoing.