Parker County woman accused of killling husband

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A fight between a couple at their home ended Monday afternoon with a man fatally shot in the head and his wife in jail, the sheriff said Tuesday.

Curtis and Katherine Kuehner, had had a history of domestic problems since 2010, according to reports with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, but the couple declined to cooperate with deputies and refused to press charges.

“The investigation is still in the early stage,” said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler in a Tuesday news release. “Our CID investigators are continuing to gather facts and details in this case.”

Katherine Kuehner, 53, was in custody Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband.

She was in the Parker County Jail in Weatherford following her arrest Monday afternoon.

Her 51-year-old husband was found shot to death Monday afternoon in the couple’s home in the 3000 block of Dusk Drive. The street is off Farm Road 920 northwest of Weatherford. Deputies located him in a living room near the back of the home.

A 22-caliber pistol and a .375 revolver were found, authorities said. Deputies believe the revolver was used in the shooting.

When asked about a possible motive, Fowler said, “I think there has been some dissension in that family for quite some time, according to some sources.”

Fowler said Tuesday that there had been an altercation between the two before the shooting.

The sheriff said it appeared that one shot was fired.

In her booking photo, Katherine Kuehner appears to have bruises around her left eye.

Katherine Kuehner was booked into jail shortly before 6 p.m. Monday. Bail had not been set as of Tuesday morning.

Katherine Kuehner has declined to talk to deputies and requested a lawyer, Fowler said.

Staff writer Bill Miller contributed to this report.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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