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Husband shoots wife in Morehouse Parish

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MOREHOUSE PARISH, La (KNOE 8 News)- Morehouse Parish deputies continue to search for clues after a husband shoots his wife.

The husband says he thought he was shooting an intruder, but now he's behind bars charged with second degree murder.

Dustin and Ashley Rainwater's, according to family had been on bad terms for some time now.

Ashley Rainwater and two men came to the couples home Thursday morning. That's when police say the situation escalated and Dustin Rainwater fired shots.

Rainwater says he thought he shot at an intruder and not his wife.

According to the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office, Dustin has a lengthy criminal record mostly involving drugs.

Sheriff Tubbs says this type of crime isn't normal by any means.

Family members tell us that Ashley Rainwater told her estranged husband she was planning to come over to the house Thursday morning and she was bringing others with her.

Dustin Rainwater will be arraigned in a Morehouse Parish courtroom next week.

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