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Utah Man Blasts Wife With Shotgun ‘In a Fit of Rage’

A Utah man has been charged with the fatal shooting of his wife after he called 911 to report the shooting.

William Matthew Jonides, who turned 57 on Thursday, called police Friday night and “advised the dispatcher he had just killed his wife.”

Sandy City Police said they found Jonides and took him into custody, then located his wife in an upstairs bedroom with “obvious signs of trauma,” the Gephardt Daily reported.

“Sandy Fire personnel were also on scene and determined the female was deceased,” police said.

Investigators have not released the name of Jonides’s wife but said he used a shotgun.

Sandy City Police Lt Dean Carriger said that Jonides and his wife, also in her 50s, were alone at the home when the incident took place.

“Post Miranda, Jonides stated he killed his wife, ‘In a fit of rage,’” court documents say.

Jonides has been charged with murder and is being held without bail.

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