Tribune-Courier General Manager
Police say a Calvert City man was shot and killed by his wife on Sunday night shortly before 7 p.m.
Sheriff’s Deputies received a call from Rhonda E. Seaford, 47, of 1705 Horace Barnes Road near Calvert City, saying she had accidentally shot her husband.
When officers arrived at the home they found Jay Seaford, 46, had been shot in the back and was unresponsive. Marshall County EMS later arrived and pronounced him dead on the scene.
Detective Dan Melone of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department said the Seafords had been arguing prior to the incident and at some point Jay Seaford had fired two shots into the floor of the home. Police believe at some time later Rhonda Seaford used a .22-caliber revolver to shoot her husband in the back.
Officers arrested Seaford and charged her with murder. She is lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.
A child who was in the home at the time of the incident was released to the custody of relatives.
Jay Seaford’s remains were sent to Madisonville for autopsy.