PHOENIX – A Phoenix woman is facing a second degree murder charge
after she allegedly shot her husband to death on Jan. 5.
In a domestic violence case, A. Lynne Miller, 30, was arrested on suspicion
of second degree murder on Tuesday evening after an argument with her
husband turned deadly.
The emergency crews arrived at the home near 76th Avenue and Indian School
Road after receiving an “unknown medical” call, CBS 5 reported.
When firefighters arrived at the couple’s home, they found the front
door open and lingering smoke from a fire that had been distinguished inside.
When the responders entered the home, they could hear Miller saying “My
husband, my husband” from another section of the home.
When officials encountered Miller, they asked her what happened. She told
the police that she shot him, according to the police report. Later, she
told the police that she “just kept shooting.”
Miller’s husband, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had three
gunshot wounds to the back.
The handgun that authorities believe was used in the shooting was on the
bed near Miller and a second gun was also found on the bed, according
Investigators told CBS 5 that there is a history of
domestic violence between the couple, but it is unclear as to whether Miller or her husband
was the attacker in previous incidents. It’s also unknown if she
will be claiming
According to the police, when Miller’s husband returned home from
work, the couple argued about their financial problems and the lack of
food at their home.
During the couple’s verbal altercation, the police said that Miller
threw a plate of potatoes that she had made, which broke the plate.
Miller said that while the verbal argument continued she was in their bedroom,
which is when she said, her husband started a fire in the kitchen.
She said that when she smelled the smoke, she armed herself with her 9mm
handgun and walked into the hallway. According to the report, her husband
She told the police that she began shooting her husband, claiming she did
it so she could get out of the house. She said that she did not know how
many times she shot him.
After shooting her husband, Miller put out the kitchen fire by filling
a pot with water and dumping it on top of the fire, CBS 5 reported.
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