Kentucky man shot and killed his estranged wife during an altercation, police say

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A Western Kentucky man admitted Monday to shooting and killing his estranged wife after investigators found her dead in her home, according to Kentucky State Police.

The Daviess County sheriff’s office found Hannah Fuller, a 23-year-old Owensboro woman, was found dead in her home with a gunshot wound on the morning of Aug. 26, according to state police. State police were called in to help with the investigation.

After identifying Fuller’s body, investigators said they tracked down 36-year-old Joshua Fuller.

“He confessed, in detail, to killing his wife with a handgun,” state police wrote in an arrest citation. Fuller “also admitted to tampering with evidence at the scene,” according to the citation.

Fuller was charged with murder-domestic violence and evidence tampering, according to court records.

Preliminary investigation indicated the two were in an altercation when Hannah Fuller was shot, police said in a statement.

Fuller was held in the Daviess County Detention Center, where he was booked at 7:39 p.m. Monday, according to jail records. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Daviess District Court Wednesday morning, according to court records.

State police were still investigating Monday night, officials said.

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