Man charged with first degree murder in wife's death - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Man charged with first degree murder in wife's death

Allan Branum (Source: Dunklin County Sheriff's Department) Allan Branum (Source: Dunklin County Sheriff's Department)
KENNETT, MO (KAIT) – Charges have been amended for a Kennett man accused of shooting and killing his wife.

Charges against Allan Branum of Kennett were amended in court Tuesday. Branum is now charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action, according to Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Sokoloff.

Sokoloff said the murder charge was elevated from second degree to first degree based on additional reports received by his office following the original charge being filed.

According to Captain Tim Trowbridge, Branum is accused of shooting his wife, Regina Branum, in the head with a .38-caliber revolver. Regina Branum was taken to the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center in Memphis where she later died, according to Trowbridge.

Trowbridge said officers were called to 305 N. Jackson Street around 8:30 p.m. on May 22 in reference to the shooting.

Branum will appear in court again on August 12 at 9 a.m.

Copyright 2014 KAIT. All rights reserved.
  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Deputies respond to vehicle/train accident

    Deputies respond to vehicle/train accident

    Thursday, May 25 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-05-25 19:33:29 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-05-25 19:44:00 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, deputies were at the scene of a vehicle/train accident in Corning. 

    According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, deputies were at the scene of a vehicle/train accident in Corning. 

  • Probationer arrested on new drug charges

    Probationer arrested on new drug charges

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:43:14 GMT
    John Everett Shrum, Jr. (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)John Everett Shrum, Jr. (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A man on probation wound up back behind bars after deputies say they found an assortment of drugs in his possession during a traffic stop.

    A man on probation wound up back behind bars after deputies say they found an assortment of drugs in his possession during a traffic stop.

  • Second chance pays off big for Missouri woman

    Second chance pays off big for Missouri woman

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:42:06 GMT
    (Source: Missouri Lottery)(Source: Missouri Lottery)

    One Missouri woman is seeing lots of green after initially losing on a scratch-off ticket.

    One Missouri woman is seeing lots of green after initially losing on a scratch-off ticket.

Powered by Frankly