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Crime Texas Man Who'd Been Fatally Shot Uses Dying Words to ID Alleged Killer: His Wife

02:01  23 july  2021
02:01  23 july  2021 Source:   people.com

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A Texas woman was arrested Tuesday in the death of her husband whose dying words allegedly implicated her in his shooting, according to news reports.

a person posing for the camera: MISSOURI CITY Police Jacqueline Thomas © Provided by People MISSOURI CITY Police Jacqueline Thomas

Jacqueline Thomas, 43, reported her husband's shooting to police around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reported.

She allegedly told police the shooting of 42-year-old husband Eugene Liger was accidental, which didn't match with what he divulged to officers before he died.

"At the scene, he was still conscious and alert enough to give a statement that was inconsistent with his wife's statement," Missouri City Police Captain Paul Poulton told the Chronicle. "It did not even closely match his wife's comments."

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a person posing for the camera: Jacqueline Thomas © MISSOURI CITY Police Jacqueline Thomas

Authorities have not revealed what Liger told them, or how it incriminated his wife.

"Once the investigation is complete, [police] will turn the case over to us to review for formal charges," Wesley Wittig, Fort Bend County executive assistant district attorney, tells PEOPLE.

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Liger was shot in the chest while the couple's 5-month-old child was in the home, KPRC2 reported.

He was rushed to the hospital where he died, KTRK-TV reported.

Thomas is being held in Fort Bend County Jail, according to KPRC2.

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