86-year-old man charged in woman's shooting death

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 25, 2015 at 11:11 a.m.



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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An 86-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a woman in Twin Falls.

Paul Robert Welch was arrested Saturday. He is facing a first-degree murder charge.

According to court documents, 81-year-old Barbara Sue Chitwood was found dead from gunshots to her head at her home on Friday. Twin Falls spokesman Josh Palmer says a passerby had been approached by an elderly man who asked him to call 911.

The relationship between Chitwood and Welch is unknown.

Welch was taken to a nearby hospital after the shooting. The nature of his injuries has not yet been released.

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