77-year-old man calls cops to say he accidentally shot his wife, now he is facing murder charges

man calls cops to say he accidentally shot his wife now he is gacing murder charges
Source: New Canaan Police Department, Mega

Jul. 15 2021, Published 12:54 p.m. ET

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A 77-year-old Connecticut man called police in May to report he accidentally shot his wife, but police say it was no accident and he has been charged with her murder.

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Around noon May 6., Albert Kokoth, 77, called police to report an accidental shooting, police said.

However, an autopsy was performed on his wife, Margaret Kokoth, and it showed two distinct wounds — one to the head and one to the torso, officials said.

Police said they also removed a third shotgun slug from the wall of the couple’s home.

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According to a police statement, “Based on this evidence and additional information gathered during the investigation, it was determined initial claims by Kokoth of an accidental shooting were not supported.”

Kokoth was originally charged with assault and illegal discharge of a firearm and was arrested at the time, My Record Journal reported.

He was arraigned on July 13 on the murder charge and bond was set at $2 million, police said.


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