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Woman charged with fatally shooting husband in Missouri City home, police say

Woman charged with murder - Jacqueline Thomas
Woman charged with murder - Jacqueline Thomas (KPRC)

MISSOURI CITY, Texas – A woman has been charged with murder after her husband was found dead in a Missouri City home Tuesday.

Police said the woman shot her husband at a residence located at 1010 Americana Dr., while their 5-month-old child was present. Capt. Paul Poulton said the wife told investigators the shooting was accidental.

Capt. Poulton identified the woman as Jacqueline Thomas, 43. Thomas has been charged with murder and is in Fort Bend County Jail.

According to investigators, there was a disturbance between the couple and Thomas shot the victim once in the chest. Police identified Eugene Liger, 42, as the victim. Capt. Poulton said Liger gave a statement before he later died at the hospital which was inconsistent with Thomas’ story.

“Once officers arrived, looked at the scene and some inconsistencies in the stories and a statement by the victim, it was discovered it was not so accidental,” said Capt. Paulton.

Police said the couple also had four children from prior relationships.


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