A Warren County woman accused of murdering her husband ran in front of an ambulance on Interstate 70 Thursday night, authorities said. Authorities reported that the vehicle Hunter was a passenger in …
A Warren County woman accused of murdering her husband ran in front of an ambulance on Interstate 70 Thursday night, authorities said.
Authorities reported that the vehicle Hunter was a passenger in pulled over on the side of westbound I-70 in the area of Foristell and Wentzville, at the same time emergency crews were clearing up a motor-vehicle accident on the eastbound lanes.
Hunter apparently ran across the interstate in front of a Miller County ambulance, according to police. Authorities reported Hunter was not seriously injured.
She was taken to the hospital and released. She is in the Warren County Jail under a suicide watch.
Hunter was believed to be en route to the Warren County Jail to turn herself in to authorities. Earlier in the day, Warren County Prosecutor Kelly King charged Hunter with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. A $1 million cash-only bond had been set.
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A 27-year-old Wright City woman who shot and killed her husband last week has been charged with murder.
Warren County Prosecutor Kelly King today charged Ashley Hunter with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. A $1 million cash-only bond has been set.
The alleged murder occurred Jan. 15 inside a home at 29907 Old Cotton Road, located between Wright City and Foristell. Hunter allegedly shot her husband, 30-year-old Nicholas Hunter, seven times, according to a probable cause statement.
The suspect called 911 at 7:52 p.m. to report she had been involved in an argument with her husband and that she had shot him in the chest. When deputies arrived at the home 11 minutes later, Nicholas Hunter was located dead on the living room floor.
Deputies reported the couple had been in an argument and Ashley Hunter went upstairs and retrieved a handgun. She then returned downstairs and shot her husband, the probable cause statement said.
Ashley Hunter indicated the couple had been in a physical argument and she was transported to the hospital for evaluation following the shooting, police said. She was released that same night.
She was taken into custody on a 24-hour hold, but was released pending the outcome of the investigation, according to Sheriff Kevin Harrison.
In a press release issued Thursday, Harrison said the case was determined to be a homicide following a review of the physical evidence at the scene, medical examination of the wife and forensic autopsy of the husband.
The couple had been married for less than a year, Harrison said.
Two children that were inside the home, ages 5 and 7, were not harmed. The kids are now in the care of a family member, according to authorities.