Oregon Man Allegedly Shot His Wife Twice in the Head. Then, He Went to Police Station and Turned Himself In, Officials Said.

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An Oregon man allegedly shot his wife in the head and then turned himself in to police, according to authorities.

Around 1 p.m. on Nov. 13, police said 41-year-old Anthony Wessel arrived at the Oregon City Police Department and admitted that he fatally shot his wife inside their home in Oregon City, according to authorities.

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Officers quickly responded to the residence and found 37-year-old Anna Wessel dead, police said. The couple had been married for 18 years, KATU-TV reported.

Authorities said no other people were found inside the home.

Wessel was arrested and booked into the Clackamas County Jail. He was charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon, officials said.

He is being held without bail.

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On Nov. 14, Wessel appeared in court and said he shot his wife in the head two times. He also reportedly described the gun he used, the location within the house where it happened, KPTV-TV reported.

An autopsy was completed and confirmed the cause of death being two gunshots to the head, officials said.

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Wessel is set to appear in court again on Nov. 21.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact Oregon City police.


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