- Associated Press - Friday, October 28, 2016

NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is facing charges in the death of his wife.

KFVS-TV (https://bit.ly/2fdPCpa ) reports that 62-year-old George Dawson Jr. of New Madrid is charged with second-degree murder and driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender. He is jailed on $150,000 bond.

Police were called Wednesday night after 59-year-old Jane Dawson was hit by a car. She died at the scene.

Police say Dawson told officers he and his wife were arguing and his wife tried to attack him with a crucifix while outside their home. Police say Dawson told them he drove away and accidentally ran over his wife in the process, then drove to his son’s home.

Police say Dawson admitted drinking before fatally striking his wife.

___

Information from: KFVS-TV, https://www.kfvs12.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide