ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Anchorage grand jury has indicted a man who said he accidentally shot wife.
The Anchorage Daily News reports 31-year-old Chue Yang is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Nancy Xiong.
Yang previously had been charged with criminally negligent homicide and manslaughter. His attorney, public defender Tristan Bordon, did not immediately respond Thursday morning to a request for comment.
A witness called police shortly after 12:30 a.m. Nov. 3 and said a woman was dead and her husband had blood on him. Officers found Xiong with as gunshot wound to her head.
Yang told police a handgun fired as he was showing his wife how to defend herself from home intruders.
At Yang’s arraignment, prosecutors said Xiong feared her husband.
Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com