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Police ID Victim, Suspect In Columbus' First Homicide Of 2018

Jan 2, 2018

Ashley Newman
Credit Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have filed charges in the city's first homicide of 2018.

32-year-old Sean Newman is charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing his 30-year-old wife Ashley early Monday at a home on Yukon Avenue. No word on a motive, but a relative told police Sean Newman said the shooting was accidental. A record 143 homicides were reported in Columbus last year.