A New Jersey woman is currently in custody after shooting dead her husband over Christmas, police say.
Just after 10 p.m. Sunday, the Hamilton Township Police Department received a call about “an injured man” at an apartment building in Mays Landing, an unincorporated area of Hamilton Township, about half an hour northwest of Atlantic City. When police arrived they discovered David Wigglesworth, 57, in serious medical distress after suffering “an apparent gunshot wound”, a report by the Atlantic County Attorney’s Office. Wigglesworth was later pronounced dead at the scene.
That same evening, police arrested Wigglesworth’s wife, Marylue Wigglesworth, 51, and charged her with murder. She was posted to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. It is unclear if she has a criminal history and if she is currently represented by a lawyer.
Although investigators quickly identified Marylue Wigglesworth as a suspect in her husband’s death, they have not yet revealed a possible motive. So far, friends of the couple have expressed their confusion over the shooting and the arrest.
“I can’t believe it,” a family friend reportedly posted on Facebook. “Our hearts are completely shaken. We have known Dave and Mary for years. … That just can’t be true. prayers for all.”
David “Wiggy” Wigglesworth was a high-profile member of his community. He was close friends with Hamilton Township Mayor Charles Cain and was best man at his wedding. The Mayor has acknowledged his friendship with Wigglesworth but has declined to make a statement following his death. Law & Crime Expectations.
Wigglesworth was also heavily involved in local politics himself. He was in church planning boardand he ran an ultimately unsuccessful campaign for the Hamilton Township Committee 2019. On Tuesday, a local Republican organization shared their condolences on Facebook — notably not mentioning Mrs Wigglesworth.
“Our hearts are heavy with the loss of David Wigglesworth,” the post read. “He was a dedicated member of the party and worked tirelessly over the years to support many Republican campaigns, including his own. We send our prayers to his son and his extended family.”
Wigglesworth was reportedly a proud unionist and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 351. He also volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.
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