Bethel man charged with murder of wife

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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2005

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Bethel man shot and killed his wife during a domestic dispute in the couple's home, according to the Bethel Police Department.

Tommy Andrew, 40, killed Ballasia Andrew, 41, on Sunday morning, police said. The shooting took place in front of the couple's teenage daughter, said Bethel Police Lt. Andre Achee. The girl is in the care of relatives, he said.

Officers at about 8 a.m. Sunday arrived at a home in the Larson Subdivision in response to a reported shooting. According to police, they found the victim alive but suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

She died just more than an hour later, police said.

Tommy Andrew was charged with murder, assault and weapons misconduct.

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