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Morley woman to serve 30 years

Friday, June 7, 2002

WAYNESVILLE -- A Morley woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the second degree murder of her husband Wednesday.

According to Pulaski County Circuit Clerk Rachelle K. Beasley, Charity S. Carey pled guilty to the second degree murder of her husband, Michael E. Carey, last month.

Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell reported on Oct. 23, 2000, Carey, then 27, found her husband murdered in their home. Carey said she found her husband dead on the kitchen floor when she returned home from work around 9:30 a.m.

Investigators responded to the scene and discovered that the victim had been shot twice. He had a bullet wound from a small caliber firearm in the upper chest and a second wound in the back of the head.

Sgt. Jerry Bledsoe was one of the first responding officers to the scene. He said there were indications of a struggle in the living room and kitchen areas, but there were no signs of forced entry into the home.

The day after her husband's murder, Carey was charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with her husband's death.

At press time, Beasley could not confirm where Mrs. Carey will be jailed.