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Grand jury indicts Anchorage man in wife’s shooting death

November 14, 2019 GMT

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.

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Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com