Wichita man charged after he says he accidentally shot wife

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man accused of shooting his wife has been charged with second-degree murder.

Wichita media outlets report 31-year-old Derek Campbell was charged Tuesday and is being held on $200,000 bond at the Sedgwick County Jail.

Police say Campbell told them he accidentally shot his wife, Rebecca, in April when he removed his gun from its holster.

Officers found the victim dead in the living room. Campbell was booked into the jail following the incident, but was released pending further investigation.

Lt. Todd Ojile said a 5-year-old girl was asleep inside the house at the time of the incident. She was placed in the custody of relatives.

Campbell, who is being represented by a court-appointed attorney, is scheduled to appear in court again June 23.

 

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