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Tipton County Murder Arrest

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News
By news@wbbjtv.com

TIPTON COUNTY, Tenn.- The Tipton County husband suspected in his wife's weekend death was charged, Monday in the crime.

Richard Alan Hatchel, 40, of Drummonds, was charged with one count each of premeditated murder and reckless endangerment.

TBI agents said Hatchel admitted to arguing with his wife, Shannon Hatchel, 32, Friday morning, going to get a rifle from his car and shooting her. A 5-year-old child was nearby, but unharmed.

Hatchel will make his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon.