Husband Held In Murder Of Wife

PIKEVILLE – A Wayne County man was arrested overnight for the murder of his wife.  At 9:41pm Tuesday, Wayne County EMS and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at 106 Barrier Place near Pikeville.  The caller advised a woman had been shot at the location.

Authorities arrived and located 65 year-old Margaret Parker, of the same address, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.  Following an investigation her husband, 61 year-old Terry Russell Parker was charged with murder.  He was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center without bond.

A motive has not been released.  Authorities said the investigation was still ongoing.

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