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Man Kills Wife With Crossbow 9 Days After Marriage: Police

A man was arrested after he allegedly shot and killed his wife with a crossbow nine days after they got married.

Paul Kuzan, 40, is charged with murder and other related offenses in the death of his wife, 42-year-old Pamela Nightlinger, according to police. The couple had just gotten married on June 17, according to Philly.com.

During a domestic incident inside their home on the 3100 block of Willits Road Sunday, Kuzan allegedly shot Nightlinger through the chest with a crossbow. The bolt from the crossbow penetrated Nightlinger's body, then went through the couch and into the wall, said Philadelphia Police Capt. Anthony Ginaldi.

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Neighbors called 911 after Nightlinger stumbled to their home and collapsed in their doorway, bleeding profusely.

Officers arrived to find Nightlinger in a pool of blood. She was rushed to Aria Torresdale hospital where she died a short time later. Kuzan was later arrested in connection to the incident.

Officials said there had been several domestic violence calls to their home prior to Nightlinger's death. Residents of the area who knew the couple said that Kuzan had been having issues lately.

"Neighbors say things for him appeared to go downhill recently, in the last month or so," Ginaldi said.

The crossbow was recovered at the scene. Ginaldi said it appeared children live at the house based on the way some of the rooms are decorated. Investigators believe the kids were at a different location in another part of the state at the time of the incident.

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