West Warwick man, 74, pleads not guilty to wife’s murder

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WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A West Warwick man suspected of shooting and killing his wife back in June remains held without bail.

Martin Hughes, 74, was arraigned Friday and pleaded not guilty to charges of domestic murder and using a firearm when committing a crime of violence resulting in death.

Police allege Hughes shot his wife, Marcia Hughes, 74, at their home on River Farms Drive. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Martin was also taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound that night, according to police.

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