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German man charged with killing wife with hunting bow

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German man charged with killing wife with hunting bow
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10:35 CEST+02:00
The public prosecutor's office in Braunschweig on Monday began legal action against a Bad Harzburg man who allegedly killed his wife with a hunting bow and arrow.

The 39-year-old man is accused of shooting his wife in the back with a hunting bow that had three razor sharp tips in April. He has been held in remand since her death.

Shortly after the incident, the man called police to tell them he had “seriously injured” his wife with the bow and arrow, but has since remained silent on the course of events that led to her death.

The prosecutor's office in the German state of Lower Saxony said the man's motive may have stemmed from his wife's refusal to return to him or let him live in her home after they had separated.

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