DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ A 63-year-old New Fairfield man charged with shooting and killing his wife told police she was coming at him with a knife.

Robert Bell was arraigned Monday in Danbury Superior Court and bail was set at $750,000. He is charged with first-degree manslaughter with a firearm and other offenses.

Authorities say Bell allegedly shot his wife, Svetlana, four times after an altercation Saturday night.

Police say they found Svetlana Bell unresponsive on the kitchen floor, with apparent gunshot wounds to her chest area. She was transported to Danbury Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

A message was left with a public defender representing Bell.

The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence says the killing highlights the serious problem of domestic violence in the state.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

Watch CBSN Live
CBS Entertainment

Listen Live