Prosecutor seeking different murder charge against man accused of shooting wife

BLOOMFIELD, MO (KFVS) - The New Madrid County Assistant Prosecutor is seeking a new charge against a man accused of shooting and killing his wife in 2008.

New Madrid County Assistant Prosecutor Andrew Lawson is now seeking a charge of murder 2nd degree and armed criminal action against Jon Ellington.

Ellington was charged with murder 1st degree and armed criminal action.

The case was moved to Bloomfield in Stoddard County on a change of venue and change of judge out of New Madrid County.

Ellington's trial is set for May 31 and June 1.

Police in New Madrid County say Ellington shot his wife in the head in September 2008. Investigators say that she had actually borrowed the gun used in the shooting herself from a neighbor.

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