- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County prosecutors say a 48-year-old Tacoma, Washington, man accused of fatally shooting his wife during an argument has been charged with second-degree murder.

At his arraignment Monday, Darrin Brooks pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $1 million bail.

In court papers, Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says Brooks told detectives that he and his 28-year-old wife, Renee, had gotten into an argument that led to a physical fight last Thursday at their apartment.

Lindquist says a friend of the victim went to the apartment last Friday, found her dead in a bedroom and called 911.

The prosecutor says patrol officers spotted Darrin Brooks on Saturday, driving a vehicle that was reported stolen two days earlier. They took him into custody after a short chase.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide