Russell County

Southwest Virginia man charged with killing his wife

RUSSELL CO., Virginia - Investigators tell us a man is facing charges, accused of shooting and killing his wife.

Russell County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bill Watson told us they've charged 69-year-old Jack Crabtree with second degree murder in the shooting death of his wife, 71-year-old Bertha Crabtree.

The shooting happened around 11a.m. on February 3 on Cleveland Heights Road in the town of Cleveland.

Deputies are not saying what led up to the gunfire.

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