By Associated Press - Monday, January 9, 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Police have charged a Davenport woman with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of her husband while he slept.

The Quad-City Times reports ( ) police arrested 52-year-old Shiela Jo Jasper after responding to her home Saturday night to investigate a death.

Officers found 64-year-old Mark Jasper dead from a gunshot wound.

An arrest affidavit states that Jasper told police she shot Jasper in the head while he was asleep on a living room chair. She covered his face with a towel and waited several hours before contacting a mortuary.

Shiela Jo Jasper was being held at the Scott County jail on a $1 million bond.

Court records don’t indicate whether she has an attorney who could comment on the charges.


Information from: Quad-City Times,

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