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Wife Accused Of Killing Husband; Lawyers Claim Self-Defense

A judge has released a woman accused of fatally shooting her husband ahead of trial after her lawyers claimed self-defense. 

The Arizona Daily Sun reported that Casey Dark was charged with second-degree murder in the death of her 45-year-old husband Joshua Dark stemming from a domestic violence incident in December at their home east of Flagstaff.

Prosecutors say Casey Dark escalated a fight between herself and her husband when she brought a gun.

But her lawyers say her husband had a history of violence.

Judge Ted Reed decided to release Dark under the condition she appear at all court hearings.

A trial date is currently scheduled for February 2021.

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