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Fayetteville Woman Accused Of Murdering Husband

Posted June 11, 2004 2:52 a.m. EDT

— Fayetteville detectives have charged Judy Bethea with first-degree murder after an early-morning shooting left her husband dead.

Bethea is being held without bond in the Cumberland County Detention Center.

Police said they got a call about a shooting at 4485 Ruby Road, in the Tiffany Pines Subdivision, around 5 a.m. Friday.

Upon their arrival, officers located Bethea and her husband, Exodus. Bethea told police she shot Exodus in the stomach.

When medics arrived, they found Exodus Bethea unresponsive. They initiated life-saving measures, but he died.

Further investigation revealed that the Betheas were involved in a domestic argument at the time of the shooting.