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State Police Say New Fairfield Man Shot His Wife

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(Credit:  Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

(Credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

State police responded to a New Fairfield home around 7pm, when a man called 911 requesting an abulance. Robert Bell, 63, of New Fairfield told police that he shot his wife multiple times during an altercation inside their home at 8 Hill Top Drive.

Police found Svetlana Bell, 47, unresponsive on the kitchen floor with apparent gunshot wounds to the chest. She was transported to Danbury Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Robert Bell is charged with first degree manslaughter with a firearm and disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to appear at Danbury Superior Court on Monday.

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