SALINA, Kan. (AP) A New Cambria man is no longer facing first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a woman in February.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that the evidence did not support a murder charge against 40-year-old Steven Edward Charles Couch Jr.
He had been accused of murdering 39-year-old Carol Sue Williams on Feb. 17 in a home they shared. She died of a gunshot wound to the head.
The Salina Journal reports that Couch is still charged with criminal threat and possession of marijuana.
Joyce Larson, Couch’s sister, said her brother has contended from the beginning that Williams’ wound was self-inflicted.