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Barbour County jury finds woman guilty of second-degree murder

PHILIPPI — A Barbour County woman has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of her husband.

The verdict was returned against Carli Reed, 24, of Moatsville, Thursday afternoon by a Barbour County Circuit Court jury which had deliberated throughout the day.

According to the criminal complaint, Reed allegedly confessed to officers last year about shooting her husband, Marcus Alva Fagons, in the head during an argument in their home on Sept. 15, 2019.

Reed told the jury during the trial this week that she accidentally shot her husband while pulling his loaded gun from a holster, officials said.

West Virginia state troopers found Fagons on a bed bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the head at about 5:53 p.m., the complaint states. EMS workers treated Fagons at the scene but he died a short time later.

The complaint states Reed also called 911 and stated that she had shot her husband. Troopers then continued the investigation on Kasson Road, where Reed was located.

Reed allegedly told officers she shot her husband during an argument and that she was upset with him because she believed he had been talking to “other girls,” the complaint states.

She allegedly told troopers she shot him with a Glock pistol that was on the night stand while he was lying on the bed, according to the police report. She reportedly left the home and drove to her parents’ house before making the 911 call.

The case was prosecuted by Thomas Hoxie and Reed was represented by attorney Hunter Mullens.

Barbour County Circuit Judge Shawn Nines presided over the trial. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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