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Sheriff: Hernando County man charged with murder after shooting, killing his wife

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 30, 2019

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A man was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after officials said he shot and killed his wife on Tuesday.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office said at 11:03 p.m., an operator answered a 911 call from a man who said he had just killed his wife with a firearm.

Deputies were dispatched to the scene in Ridge Manor Estates.

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The man, Todd Belville, said he and his wife got into an argument and he later shot her.

Belville said the gun was originally put away and that he had been drinking a beer.

When deputies arrived Belville was on the front porch. He was then put into custody.

Inside the home, deputies located Belville's wife.

At this time, there is not a known motive.

Officials said there was no record of any domestic violence type calls at the Belville residence.

Belville has been charged with second-degree murder. He is being held without bond.