The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

December 11, 2013

La Russell man charged with killing wife

LA RUSSELL, Mo. — A 54-year-old man is in custody in Lawrence County, charged with fatally shooting his wife.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call Monday night from the suspect, David K. Holman, reporting the shooting at the couple’s home near La Russell.

Deputies found Radonna L. Holman, 55, lying on a bed in their residence with a gunshot wound. Efforts to save her life were unsuccessful, the Lawrence County sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The husband has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action and is being held without bond pending an arraignment in court.

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