Prosecutors: Man Shot Wife To Death After Argument About New Car


UPDATED: Monday May 21, 2012 5:23 PM

Prosecutors said Monday that a man admitted to shooting and killing his wife after an argument about buying a new car.

Police responded to the shooting, located along the 300 block of Albion Way, on Sunday to find Teresa Edwards in her bed with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, 10TV’s Ashleigh Barry reported.

Prosecutors said that Teresa Edwards’ husband, Tom Edwards, later admitted to shooting his wife to death.

Tom Edwards, 60, told police that he and his wife argued about buying a new car the week before she was killed. When he tried to get her out of bed to buy a car on Sunday morning, Tom Edwards said that his wife refused.

According to prosecutors, Tom Edwards said that when his wife refused to get out of bed, he left to smoke a cigarette, returned to the room and shot her four times.

According to a 911 call Tom Edwards placed minutes after the shooting, Edwards said that he wanted to take his own life.

“I don’t want to go to jail for the rest of my life,” Tom Edwards told dispatchers.

Tom Edwards was arrested and charged with aggravated murder. On Monday, he was ordered held under $750,000 bond.

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