Wife says she fatally shot husband by accident

A Spotsylvania woman is facing charges after authorities found her husband dead in their home.

Laurence Marie-Flora Smith, 37, called 911 around 5:45 Monday night and said that she had accidentally shot her husband, according to the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office.  

Authorities responded to the home in the 6000 block of Harrison Road to find the victim, 44-year-old Sean Smith, dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head.  

Laurence Smith, the victim's wife, was arrested and charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

She is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.


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