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New Jersey woman allegedly shoots, kills husband on Christmas

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A New Jersey woman has been charged with shooting her husband on Christmas Day, prosecutors said.

Merrill Wigglesworth, 51, was arrested in the murder of David Wigglesworth after police responded to a call from an injured man at his home in Mays Landing at 10:19 pm.

In a statement, the Atlantic County Attorney’s Office said police found a 57-year-old man dead, apparently from a gunshot wound.

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Marylue Wigglesworth is accused of shooting her husband David Wigglesworth dead in Mays Landing, New Jersey on Christmas Day.

Marylue Wigglesworth is accused of shooting her husband David Wigglesworth dead in Mays Landing, New Jersey on Christmas Day.
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Marylue Wigglesworth is incarcerated at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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The murdered man was involved in local politics. He ran as a Republican on the Township Commission in his 2019 but was unsuccessful. According to New Jersey 1015, he also served on the planning committee and volunteered for the Boys & Girls Club in Atlantic City.

Marylue Wigglesworth (right) allegedly murdered her husband David Wigglesworth at Christmas.

Marylue Wigglesworth (right) allegedly murdered her husband David Wigglesworth at Christmas.

The couple share an adult son, WPG Talk Radio reported.Police have not disclosed a motive for the killing. Marylue Wigglesworth’s photo on her Facebook page shows the smiling and loving couple.

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In many of the photos, the pair pose with their son.

David Wigglesworth was allegedly shot dead by his wife Marill Wigglesworth on Christmas Day in Mays Landing, New Jersey.

David Wigglesworth was allegedly shot dead by his wife Marill Wigglesworth on Christmas Day in Mays Landing, New Jersey.

If you have information about this or any other crime, call the Atlantic County Attorney’s Office Serious Crimes Division at 609-909-7666 or visit the Attorney’s Office website at https://www.acpo.org/tips. and fill out the form anonymously on the Tip Submission page.

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