- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

FOUKE, Ark. (AP) - A Miller County woman has pleaded not guilty in the stabbing death of her husband.

The Texarkana Gazette (https://bit.ly/1QmRqBN) reports 25-year-old Tarah Wynette Fries pleaded not guilty to manslaughter on Tuesday. She is charged with killing 35-year-old James Fries at a home in Fouke in early January.

A probable cause affidavit says Tarah Fries told investigators she stabbed her husband in self-defense after he kicked in a bathroom door and tackled her. James Fries died at the scene.

The judge on Tuesday scheduled a pretrial hearing in the case for next month.

Court documents say James Fries filed for divorce in August 2014. According to those documents, Tarah Fries alleged that her husband had behaved aggressively toward her, but James Fries denied her claims.

The couple has three children.

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Information from: Texarkana Gazette, https://www.texarkanagazette.com

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