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Laurel County man faces trial in fatal shooting of wife

Posted at 7:17 AM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 13:31:07-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Laurel County man accused of fatally shooting his wife last year was due in court Tuesday.

Authorities said 39-year-old Joshua Davenport was indicted on charges of murder and evidence tampering.

Police say Davenport initially told investigators that his wife -- 38-year-old Stephanie Davenport -- had committed suicide.

But police said Davenport pulled the trigger after the couple got into an argument.

Davenport's trial was set to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday.