Henderson County man charged in shooting death of wife

Updated: Dec. 28, 2016 at 10:24 AM CST
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HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Henderson County man is being charged in the death of his wife.

According to Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, shortly after midnight, 28-year-old Daniel Joseph Scott was arrested by a Henderson County investigator at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

Scott is charged with murdering his wife, Alicia Scott, 29, Tuesday night. Sheriff Hillhouse says she died from a gunshot wound.

"This is an ongoing investigation, and we are gathering evidence at this time, and we will provide additional information as needed," Hillhouse said.

Henderson County deputies executed a search warrant at the couple's home on Beach Road.

Alicia Scott was taken to the Southwest Institute for Science in Dallas for an autopsy.

Daniel Scott's bail has been set at $3,500,000. He remains in the Henderson County Jail.

Daniel Scott was also arrested for an outstanding arrest warrant which stemmed from an assault charge out of Henderson County, according to Hillhouse.

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