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    St. Louis County man charged in death of his wife

    December 31, 2021 GMT

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man is accused of stabbing his wife to death days before a divorce hearing.

    Prosecutors on Thursday charged 50-year-old Michael P. Oshia of Florissant with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is jailed on $1 million bond and doesn’t yet have a listed attorney.

    Court documents do not identify Oshia’s wife but say the killing happened Wednesday at a home they shared. Prosecutors say Oshia shot himself with a shotgun after killing his wife, but survived the shooting.

    A divorce hearing for the couple had been scheduled for Monday.

    Oshia had been on probation after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge in Callaway County in a 2018 case.