Wife confessed to killing husband

Sandra Plunkett confessed to killing her husband, former Jefferson City police officer Paul Plunkett, according to a police probable-cause statement.

Plunkett was shot in the back of his head at their home on New Year’s Day. His wife, Sandra, called police, saying she saw a man walking down their street, wearing camouflage and holding a gun. She said she went into the house and found her husband on the floor.

Sandra Plunkett was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday night. The probable-cause statement shows that she was arrested about 10 p.m. Monday after confessing during an interrogation.

“Sandra Plunkett admitted that she shot her husband, Paul Plunkett, in the head with a rifle,” the statement said.

Police have not suggested a motive for the killing.

Plunkett is being held in the Callaway County Jail.

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