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Sheriff: 67-year-old Manatee man held in death of wife

Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 03:14 PM

A 68-year-old man is under arrested today in the death of his wife, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 7 p.m. today, a neighbor's 911 call sent deputies to an apparent domestic-related shooting at a residence in the 2300 block of 45th Court W., Bradenton, the sheriff's office said.

The neighbor called the sheriff's office after talking to Thomas Fleming, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies, after finding Thomas Fleming outside of the residence, searched inside and found the body of his wife, Claire Fleming, 67, according to the sheriff's office.

Thomas Fleming was taken into custody and is being charged with murder, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's office is continuing to investigate.

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