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Marine charged in wife's shooting death

Posted July 14, 2014

Christopher Michael Skaggs

— A Marine was arrested Sunday night in connection with his wife's death, Onslow County authorities said Monday.

Christopher Michael Skaggs, 32, of 501 Cherry Blossom Lane in Richlands, is charged with murder and was being held without bond in the Onslow County jail.

Deputies responded to Skaggs' home at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday to investigate a reported shooting and found Jordan Skaggs, 31, dead in the house. She had been shot multiple times in the chest, authorities said.

Sheriff Ed Brown told WITN-TV that the couple's three children were next door at the time of the shooting and were unharmed.


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  • landonsgrampa Jul 14, 2014

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    You are right Hans. the man holding the gun didn't do anything. The gun was in control, like they are so often.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 14, 2014

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    They aren't. In fact mine is far more dusty than any of my forks are - and I hope to God it stays that way.

    But if I need to use it to defend myself or my home and loved ones, I know how and will be abundantly blessed I have it so I can do so.

  • Super Hans Jul 14, 2014

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    Yes, firearms are clearly no more dangerous than forks.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 14, 2014

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    Way to deflect blame from this away from the man who pulled the trigger.

    A firearm is an inanimate object, no more dangerous than a fork is. It's the mind behind the hand that holds them that's dangerous.

  • Super Hans Jul 14, 2014

    The gun in the home strikes again.

    Not One More!

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 14, 2014

    Awww C'mon Marine, you took an oath to (obey) and protect!!! REAL Marines don't harm innocents. PERIOD!!! You were a wolf in sheep's clothing, pretending.
    Prayers for those who REALLY loved her. Obviously this animal didn't!!! And for their three children who will now be left totally parentless when this slug ends up in prison, children HE should have thought about before he killed their mother.

  • meep Jul 14, 2014

    Wayneboyd, you don't know if he was a real man or not. You assume (we all know what assumption is the mother of...) it was a simple domestic incident. We don't know that it was, or that it was not, a PTSD related incident. Since the man volunteered to put on the uniform and defend our country against all enemies (real or imagined, depending upon what presidential administration you go with) I think we should wait until more facts are in before we go questioning proclaim him a wife beating coward. He may be one- but I don't, and you don't, know that yet.
    And just in case you want to say why did they arrest this man then? Well, it is Ed Brown and Onslow County. Just refer to the Marie Lauterbach case for those that don't know.

  • mike275132 Jul 14, 2014

    And this is why we have the Death Penalty in NC

  • Stephania Sidberry Jul 14, 2014
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    God rest her soul. He looks so remorseful doesn't he???? NOT.