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Washington-a woman charged with killing a man claiming self-defense: “I thought he was going to kill me’

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The 47-year-old woman said that she was acting out of self-defense in the shooting of her husband.

A Washington woman claiming self-defense after she shot and killed her husband at their home at the weekend, during an argument in which they believed “that he was going to kill me.”

Stephanie Westby, 47, was charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of her husband, Joseph Westby, on a Sunday night.

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Deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Westby house in Camas, at around 8 a.m. on reports of a “disturbance with a weapon.”

Stephanie Westby, 47, was charged with the first degree of the <a data-cke-saved-href=”https://www.foxnews.com/category/us/crime/homicide” < a href=”https://www.foxnews.com/category/us/crime/homicide”>murder</a> in the fatal shooting of her husband, Joseph Westby Sunday night.
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Once you are on the scene, they located a deceased male, later identified as her husband. She was taken into custody and charged with homicide by the Clark County prosecutor’s office.

Westby, appeared before the court on Tuesday, when her lawyer showed the court documents to reveal a 911 call in which she defends shooting of her husband, FOX12 reported.

My husband and I have just had a big fight. I thought he was going to kill me and I shot him,” Westby said the co-ordinator.

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Her lawyer, Steve Thayer, said that the entry of a not guilty plea and contended that the charges should be dropped because it was clear that she was acting to protect her own life.

“That’s when she called 911, she reported that he threatened to kill her and her attack, so she acted in self-defense,” Thayer said in court on Tuesday.

Deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Westby house in Camas, at around 8 a.m. on reports of a “disturbance with a weapon.”
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Court documents obtained by FOX12 it was also found that the couple had been experiencing marital problems since last May. However, their two teenage children, told police in an interview that there has never been a history of violence in the home.

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She added that their mother asked them to get out of the house shortly before the shooting took place.

Westby’s bond was set at $500,000. She is due back in court later this month.

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