DEPUTIES: Marine Sergeant Accused Of Killing Wife


Deputies say a Marine Corps sergeant who shot and killed his wife Sunday night is in jail without bond.

Details were just released Monday morning of the woman's death.

Onslow County authorities say Jordan Skaggs, 31, was shot multiple times to her chest while inside the couple's home on Cherry Blossom Lane, which is about four miles southwest of Richlands.

Deputies say Sgt. Christopher Skaggs has been charged with murder. A news release says the Marine "went into a rage, got his handgun and began shooting the victim."

The got the call around 9:45 p.m.

Sheriff Ed Brown says the couple has three children, and they were next door swimming when the shooting happened.

The Marine Corps says Sgt. Skaggs is an infantryman on staff at the School of Infantry East at Camp Geiger, New River Air Station.

The murder weapon has been recovered, according to investigators.


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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said a woman was shot and killed near the Richlands area.

Investigators are not releasing any information regarding the shooting, only that it turned fatal.

Sheriff Ed Brown said he anticipated releasing further information about the shooting around 9 a.m. Monday.

Stay with WITN as we continue to gather details on this developing story.


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