Marylue Wigglesworth

New Jersey Wife Shoots Political Figure Husband Dead on Christmas Night: Police

A New Jersey woman is behind bars after police say she killed her husband inside their Mays Landing home on Christmas.

According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, police arrested 53-year-old Marylue Wigglesworth and charged her with murder. The victim was identified as David Wigglesworth, 57.

At around 10:19 p.m. on Christmas night, police arrived at a residence off of Mays Landing Somers Point Road concerning an injured man. Upon arrival, police found the victim with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Facebook/David & Marylue Wigglesworth

Marylue Wigglesworth was arrested at the scene. It’s unclear what transpired before the shooting or what led them to arrest the suspect.

New Jersey’s 101.5 reports that David Wigglesworth unsuccessfully ran for the Republican Township Committee race. He was also involved as a volunteer at The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City.

The case is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case should call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666 or submit a tip via Prosecutor’s Office Website at 

This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available. Check back for updates.

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[Featured image: Police Handout/Marylue Wigginsworth]