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Louisburg man charged in wife's shooting death

Posted March 30, 2009

— Franklin County authorities have charged a Louisburg man with fatally shooting his wife over the weekend.

James Fredrick Romine, 48, of 495 John Winstead Road, was charged with second-degree murder. He was being held Monday in the Franklin County Jail without bond.

Deputies responding to a domestic assault call Saturday found Natalie Romine, 41, in the front yard of the couple's home with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.

Paramedics took Natalie Romine to Franklin Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators said the Romines had been arguing all day, and one or both of them had been drinking. Natalie Romine was about to drive off when James Romine threatened her with a shotgun, and the gun went off as the couple struggled over it, authorities said.

Deputies recovered a 30-30 rifle from the home, authorities said.


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  • OSX Mar 30, 2009

    It is second degree because it doesn't appear to be premeditated.

  • malave27896 Mar 30, 2009

    why is he getting the charge of second degree murder....the charges should be changed. Sounds like she was trying to leave.

  • Simply H20 Mar 30, 2009

    sad story...we need to stop killing each other

  • garden Mar 30, 2009

    How can you get angry enough to shoot someone? Walk away. It's so much better then spending time in jail.

  • iron fist Mar 30, 2009

    It won't until people learn to deal with anger and disappointment. Why 2nd degree? Don't give a chance to do it again.

  • mrh2008 Mar 30, 2009

    when is this domestic violence going to end