Decatur Police charge woman with murder; accused of shooting husband

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Michelle Lee Owens

DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police were called to a home on Lennox Drive in Decatur for a welfare check around 2:45 p.m. on Sunday.

When officers arrived, they made contact with Michelle Lee Owens and a male juvenile. During the course of the welfare check, officers located the body of Lawrence Edward Owens II inside the home. Lawrence appeared to have at least one gunshot wound to his person.

During the course of the investigation it was determined that Lawrence had been shot by his wife, Michelle Lee Owens.

She was brought to the police department and charged with murder. She is now in the Morgan County Jail on $1 million bond.