Wife accused of fatally shooting husband in Alabama

Authorities say a woman accused of fatally shooting her husband has been arrested in Alabama.

Posted: Jul 16, 2018 9:47 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a woman accused of fatally shooting her husband has been arrested in Alabama.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office told Al.com that 41-year-old Keith Franklin Hilyer was killed on Saturday night. His 33-year-old wife was taken into custody to be questioned by detectives.

It wasn't immediately clear what led to the shooting but authorities called it a domestic violence investigation.

Sheriff's officials said Hilyer was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner's officials said he had been shot multiple times.

The name of Hilyer's wife has not been released.

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