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Brookhaven man charged with killing wife

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BROOKHAVEN, MS (WLBT) - A Brookhaven man is behind bars charged with the murder of his wife.

Lincoln County Coroner Clay McMorris said 29-year-old Gail Pendleton was fatally shot Saturday afternoon inside her Martin Street home.

Pendleton was found on the bedroom floor of the house she shared with her husband.

The coroner would not say where or how many times she was shot.

Brookhaven Detective Captain Bobby Bell said police received a call at 3:12 p.m. reporting the sounds of gunshots.

When officers arrived at the scene they found Pendleton's body.

Police have arrested her husband 41-year-old James Earl Pendleton.

Bell said he was taken into custody at scene without incident.

Investigators have not released a motive in the fatal shooting. 

An autopsy has been scheduled.

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