ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has made his first court appearance in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wife.
The Democrat-Herald reports that 33-year-old Jason Garlinghouse of Lebanon was arraigned on a murder charge Wednesday.
Police say Garlinghouse called 911 to report the shooting on Valentine’s Day, telling a dispatcher his wife had attacked him.
Police found Sparki Sue Garlinghouse dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
A probable cause affidavit says she was holding a bread knife in one hand and clutching a set of keys and two children’s backpacks in the other.
The couple had reportedly been separated at the time and were in the middle of a custody battle.
(Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com)