A Connecticut man with dementia who told cops he accidentally shot and killed his wife while showing her a shotgun has been charged with murder, police said.
Albert Kokoth, 77, called New Canaan police on May 6 to report an accidental shooting inside his home. Responding cops later found his 75-year-old wife, Margaret Kokoth, dead from a gunshot wound, police said in a statement.
Kokoth was initially charged with second-degree assault, a second-degree assault with a firearm and illegal discharge of a firearm in the fatal shooting he claimed occurred while showing his wife a shotgun before a trip to a gun range, the Stamford Advocate reported.
Police said Tuesday that Kokoth’s claims of accidentally shooting his wife were “not supported” after a coroner ruled Margaret Kokoth was wounded twice by the gunfire.
“The autopsy did confirm at least two distinct wounds,” police said. “One to the torso and one to the victim’s head.”
At least three separate shotgun