Deputies: Husband murders wife with children in the home

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — A man shot and killed his wife inside their home while the couple’s two children were inside, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

Mark Freel, Jr. allegedly shot and killed his 27-year-old wife, Katherine Freel inside their Williamsburg home around 12:45 Sunday morning, according to Lieutenant Dennis Ivey, Jr.

The couple’s four-year-old and five-month-old were inside the Wichita Lane home at the time, but neither child was hurt. They are now in the care of the victim’s family, Ivey said.

Deputies arrested Freel, Jr., 26, at the scene. He faces second degree murder and gun charges, and is being held without bond at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

Freel Jr. denied a jailhouse interview request.

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