Taunton man charged with killing wife held without bail

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TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — Holding onto a walker, the 86-year-old Taunton man accused of shooting and killing his wife this past summer was guided into the courtroom to face a judge.

Edmund Silveira waived extradition from Rhode Island Monday morning and appeared in Fall River Superior Court a few hours later.

Silveira has been charged with murder in the death of his 71-year-old wife, whom he fatally shot outside their Bay Street home back in August, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office.

Following an hours-long standoff with officers, Silveira was transported to Rhode Island Hospital to be treated for self-inflicted knife wounds to his wrist and neck.

Silveira was ordered held without bail during his arraignment. He’s scheduled to return to court in November for a pre-trial hearing.

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