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Florida man shoots, kills wife in argument over TV, deputies say

Booking photo of Eddie Steele
Booking photo of Eddie Steele

MELROSE, Fla. – A 68-year-old Putnam County man was arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing his wife during an argument over watching TV, the sheriff's office said.

Eddie Henry Steele was arrested on a charge of murder and booked into the Putnam County Jail.

According to deputies, Steele shot his wife, Barbara Brown Steele, 70, in the abdomen Saturday afternoon at their home on Country Living Circle in Melrose.

She was taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville where she died.

Details about the argument have not been released.