Maury County man shoots, kills wife after shoe argument

Maury County man shoots, kills wife after shoe argument

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COLUMBIA (AP) - A Maury County man says he fatally shot his wife in self-defense after a Thanksgiving Day argument over a pair of shoes.

The Daily Herald of Columbia reports that 70-year-old James Cothran told sheriff's deputies that he shot his wife, Patricia, after she threatened him with a knife.

Cothran said he and his 59-year-old wife were watching television when she asked him to remove the shoes he was wearing. He said she threatened him with a kitchen knife when he refused to remove the shoes that had belonged to her deceased father.

Cothran said he grabbed a .22-caliber revolver that had been on the floor next to his chair and fired it at her.

Evidence collected in the case will be turned over to prosecutors for further review.

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