A Pitt County man is behind bars, charged with murdering his wife.
Pitt County deputies say Jose Cruz shot his wife Karen in the chest Sunday evening at their Winterville home. Deputies say the couple had been arguing all day.
Across the state last year, statistics show 67 people lost their lives in domestic violence incidents. Of those, nine murders occured here in Eastern Carolina.
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