Dentist accused of killing wife out on bond

Published: Jul. 5, 2012 at 10:52 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2012 at 10:52 PM CDT
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A retired Tyler dentist, Dr. Bobby Nichols, who was charged with killing his wife, Rosalind Nichols, on June 29, has been released on $750,000 surety bond.

Doctor Bobby Nichols,75, is a retired Tyler dentist who shared this home with his 71-year old wife, Rosiland Nichols.
Behind closed doors, police said an argument Friday night led to Rosiland's death.

According to police, Nichols arrived at his home around 5pm and prior to the shooting, there was an argument between the two, Nichols went out to his vehicle to get his gun and went back into the residence. Then, after further argument, Nichols shot Rosiland twice.

After the shooting, authorities said Dr. Nichols called 911. 

"The husband stated that he had shot his wife. Officers responded to the scene, came down here and did find his wife had been shot inside the residence," Martin said. 

This is the first time police have responded to any type of violence at the Nichols' home.

"We haven't had any prior calls in the past to any type of family violence or disturbances or anything," Martin said. 

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