February 16, 2004 - Posted at 7:19 a.m. CDT
CARUTHERSVILLE, MO - A woman from Missouri's Bootheel is accused in the shooting death of her husband.
Stephanie Abbott of Bragg City is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Authorities allege Abbott killed her husband, Gregory, on February 7 in the bedroom of their home.
Investigators say Abbott's wife first told them she shot her husband accidentally with a .20 guage shotgun. But Pemiscot County prosecutors filed the murder charge after additional investigation.
Details about any possible motive have not been released.
Abbott's preliminary hearing is set for March 3.