Missouri Woman Charged With Killing Husband After Claiming It Was An Intruder

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A Missouri pistillate has been charged with sidesplitting her hubby aft she claimed an intruder broke into their location and changeable him successful bed.

Melanie Biggins, 40, of Kansas City, was charged Wednesday with first-degree execution and equipped transgression action, the Jackson prosecutor’s bureau said successful a property release Friday.

Kansas City constabulary said they responded to a reported shooting astatine the couple’s location connected the 1700 artifact of Gillespie astatine astir 1 a.m. connected Aug. 31 and recovered Biggins performing CPR connected her husband, Etienne L. McEwan, who was successful his furniture lying successful a excavation of blood.

He was aboriginal pronounced dead.

Melanie Biggins has been charged with sidesplitting  her hubby  aft  she claimed an intruder broke into their location  and changeable  him successful  bed.
Melanie Biggins has been charged with sidesplitting her hubby aft she claimed an intruder broke into their location and changeable him successful bed.

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According to charging documents, Biggins told constabulary she was sleeping successful furniture with McEwan erstwhile she heard a large gunshot, KMBC reported. Police said Biggins claimed she instantly sat up, felt humor and crawled implicit her hubby to crook connected the lamp.

Biggins told officers she rolled her husband, saw a gunshot coiled nether his chin and called 911. Dispatchers advised her to execute CPR, which she did until authorities arrived.

That connection conflicted with 2 witnesses, who said they saw Biggins downstairs connected the sofa looking similar she “had seen a ghost” aft the gunshot, KMBC reported.

Biggins told constabulary that portion she and McEwan had been joined 9 years, she’d been having an matter for a twelvemonth and a half. She reportedly said she wanted to divorcement McEwan but was incapable to bash truthful owed to fiscal difficulties.

Biggins besides reportedly told constabulary she had lone 1 firearm successful the home, her husband’s rifle, but aboriginal admitted that she had bought a handgun from a pawn store successful July. That weapon was recovered nether a furniture successful different room.

Prosecutors requested a $250,000 currency enslaved for her release.

Need help? In the U.S., telephone 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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