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Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jessica Washington, 33, in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband, Toney Washington, 30, both of Detroit.

On March 29, 2020 at 2:17 a.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to the home shared by the Washingtons located in the 8280 block of Artesian in Detroit. Upon arrival, they observed Mr. Washington lying in the front door area of the home. He was conveyed to a local hospital and pronounced deceased. His wife was placed under arrest at the scene.

It is alleged that Defendant Washington had a verbal argument with her husband over her phone that became physical. During the physical altercation, it is alleged that she fatally shot her husband with a handgun.

The defendant has been charged with Second Degree Murder and Felony Firearm.* She was arraigned in 36th District Court yesterday afternoon and received a $30,000 cash bond. Her next court date is on April 21, 1010.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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