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Woodsboro man charged with murder in wife's death

October 29, 2007|By HEATHER KEELS

WOODSBORO, Md. - A 57-year-old Woodsboro man has been charged with shooting and killing his wife inside their home early Sunday, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

Emergency dispatchers got a 911 call from a cell phone around 12:15 a.m. and the dialogue on the line was "alarming," but the call was disconnected before dispatchers could get an address, deputies said. Investigators worked with the cell phone company to trace the call to a home on Wood Street, and deputies arrived on the scene at abut 1:36 a.m.

As deputies set up a perimeter around the home, Charles E. Hahn came outside, saying there was someone injured inside, deputies said. Hahn's wife, Pamela Lynn Hahn, 45, was found dead, apparently from a gunshot wound, deputies said.

Charles Hahn has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, deputies said. He was being held without bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, a spokeswoman there said.

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An autopsy will be conducted on Pamela Hahn's body, and the department is continuing to investigate the incident, deputies said.

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