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Carthage man charged with killing wife

Posted February 12, 2010

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— A Carthage man was arrested late Thursday in the shooting death of his wife, authorities said.

Gayle Lynn Frye, 66, of 396 Simpson Road, was charged with murder and was being held without bond Friday in the Moore County jail, Carthage Police Chief Chris McKenzie said.

Paramedics were dispatched to Frye's home Thursday afternoon after a call to 911 reported that someone needed resuscitation, McKenzie said. When paramedics arrived, they found Bertha Douglas Frye, 76, dead of a single gunshot wound, he said.

Police haven't determined a motive for the shooting, McKenzie said.

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  • 2050nc Feb 12, 2010

    Hmmm. Local gossip going around is that it probably was self defense.

  • daMoFo Feb 12, 2010

    But he looks like such a nice man.