Deputies: Woman shot husband in self-defense

Deputies: Woman shot husband in self-defense

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Robert Marshall (Source: McMinn County Sheriff's Office) Robert Marshall (Source: McMinn County Sheriff's Office)

ATHENS (WATE) - A McMinn County man is dead after authorities say his wife shot him in self-defense.

McMinn County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 34-year-old Robert Marshall on Saturday morning at his Athens home after reports that he was threatening to kill his wife and children.

Authorities say a handgun and numerous pills were found on Marshall.

Marshall bonded out of jail later that same afternoon.

Dispatchers received an emergency call from that Velma Road home a few hours later and found Marshall dead from a gunshot wound.

Investigators say Marshall's wife shot him in self-defense.

No charges have been filed against her.

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