Bradenton Woman Accused of Killing Husband


BRADENTON -- Manatee deputies have charged 28-year-old Ashley Benefield with second degree murder in the shooting death of her husband, 59-year-old Doug Benefield back on September 27th.

Detectives say Mrs. Benefield told them she shot her husband in a domestic argument and claimed self defense because he was attacking her. But they say she fired several shots at her husband and found no signs of physical abuse when the shooting occurred at the home of Mrs. Benefield's mother in the Central Park neighborhood.

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