Mississippi Army staff sergeant charged with shooting and killing his wife

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An Army staff sergeant with the Mississippi Army National Guard has been charged in his wife's murder, after police found her shot to death on Sunday night.

  • According to the local newspaper in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the Hattiesburg American, deputies responded to a call from one of three children in the home of Staff Sgt. Percy Harris on Sunday saying his parents were arguing.
  • When the deputies arrived to the house, the child told them that "he thought he heard a gunshot while he was waiting," the Hattiesburg American reports.
  • Harris, 33, was then taken into custody when the deputies found his wife dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
  • According to the Associated Press, Harris is currently being held without bond.