Woman Says She Killed Her Husband After Disconnected 911 Call

A disconnected 911 call led Delaware State Police to arrest a 57-year-old woman for allegedly killing her husband.

Investigators said a call came in to the Kent County 911 system just after 3 a.m. Wednesday.

The call almost immediately disconnected so the dispatcher called back the phone number, which belonged to a home on the unit block of Sugar Maple Lane in the Willowwood Development of Smyrna.

Police say Amanda King picked up the phone and told the dispatcher she had just shot her husband.

Police rushed to the home where they found James King, 68, suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

An autopsy later found that James King died from a single gunshot wound.

Police arrested his wife without incident and charged Amanda King with first-degree murder. They also recovered a GLOCK .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun in the kitchen.

Police didn’t reveal a motive for the shooting.

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