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Southwest Virginia man charged with killing his wife

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Feb 03 2014 10:57:49 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 03 2014 11:54:07 AM CST
Russell County
RUSSELL CO., Virginia -

Investigators tell us a man is facing charges, accused of shooting and killing his wife.

Russell County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bill Watson told us they've charged 69-year-old Jack Crabtree with second degree murder in the shooting death of his wife, 71-year-old Bertha Crabtree.

The shooting happened around 11a.m. on February 3 on Cleveland Heights Road in the town of Cleveland.

Deputies are not saying what led up to the gunfire.