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Case continues for man charged with shooting wife

by KAYE THORNBRUGH
Staff Writer | December 19, 2020 1:00 AM

COEUR d’ALENE — The arraignment for a 74-year-old man accused of shooting his wife has been postponed until next week.

The man is charged with aggravated battery, possession of a controlled substance and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime, all felonies.

He is being held on $1 million bail.

The charges stem from Oct. 11, when police responded around 12:30 a.m. to a report of a domestic dispute involving a gun at a Fernan Hill residence.

Police found a 65-year-old woman on the front porch. She had a gunshot wound in her abdomen, according to court documents, and indicated that her husband of 39 years had shot her.

She was transported to Kootenai Health, where she had surgery.

Arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 24.

The Press is not naming the suspect at this time because that would reveal the identity of the victim.