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76-year-old wife kills her husband because he accused her of cheating

By Mason White 7:01 PM November 8, 2015
Mary Todd 

By: Feng Qian
An elderly woman was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing her husband because he accused her of cheating, police in South Carolina said.

Beech Island police said that they have arrested 76-year-old Mary Todd, after being accused of shooting her husband, 78-year-old William Todd.

Mary Todd was charged with one count of murder. She was booked into the Aiken County Detention Center, and her bail was set $245,000.

According to the police investigation, officer received a call about a domestic dispute at a home in the 2100 block of Maggie Valley Lane around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Officers who arrived at the scene found William Todd with a gunshot wound in the abdomen. Mary Todd was the only person at home at the time of the shooting and she confessed to the crime.

Mary Todd told police that she had consumed too much alcohol. She also told police that William Todd accused her of cheating.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, confirmed that William Todd was dead. Police had no history of domestic incidents at the home.