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05-23-2002, 10:31 PM #1
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Firefighter killed his wife
05-23-2002, 11:16 PM #2
anyone hear of a motive?Spec. Krista M. Aukeman, United States Army
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05-24-2002, 04:27 AM #3
CELINA, Texas (AP) - Family members and friends tormented by the
apparent randomness and cruelty of Amy Wingfield's death were
stunned anew as police arrested her husband, Raymond, on a murder
"Everyone of course is shocked and saddened by these tragic
events. Nobody expected the husband to be a suspect, especially not
here," said Celina Police Chief Billy Wilson, who escorted
relatives to and from the Wingfield house Thursday.
Raymond Horne, pastor of First Baptist Church in Celina, where
Amy Wingfield's funeral was held Monday, said her relatives were
anguished by the latest news.
"I was with them this morning when the police came and shared
with them their discovery," he said. "Basically, they were
heartbroken, devastated and could not fathom it.
"In a way they were relieved, but without joy because they
loved Raymond. Their biggest concern is for the children, both
families, and that's the way it should be."
Police told them Raymond Wingfield had confessed to gunning down
his wife of eight years in a hospital parking lot and was charged
with her murder.
Wingfield, 30, of Celina gave a statement about his involvement
in the shooting of the 31-year-old mother of two and the wounding
of another nurse last week. He also led investigators to a remote
area where the rifle, believed to have been used in the shootings,
"The motive at this time, we believe, was marital problems and
financial problems," McKinney police Capt. Robert Dean said.
The Allen firefighter was in the Collin County Jail on Thursday
in lieu of $300,000 bond.
He was arrested Wednesday after calling the Collin County
Sheriff's Department to Cottage Hill Cemetery, where his wife was
buried Monday. He reported that someone he didn't know had shot at
him and his pickup had two bullet holes in the windshield, McKinney
Deputies determined that the incident was staged, possibly
because Wingfield was to undergo a lie detector test Thursday.
"He was trying to deflect the focus from himself to some
phantom shooter that didn't exist, and that was probably because of
the polygraph," police Chief Doug Kowalski said.
Charges were dropped earlier Thursday against Paul E. Wooley,
46, and he was released from Collin County Jail. He had originally
been charged with Amy Wingfield's slaying.
Police said Wooley was never the only suspect, but he was
arrested because he was a possible flight risk. He had been in
custody since Saturday, when he was arrested in Amarillo.
Wooley, speaking outside his house Thursday morning, said the
whole ordeal left him confused.
"I was just standing up in the middle of the cell and they came
in and grabbed me and said, 'You're going home.' Until that time, I
didn't know there was another guy they were looking at," Wooley
said. "Until this morning, I didn't even know who was shot. I
still don't know their names."
The mother of a 7-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy was shot in
the head May 16 after returning from lunch. Alisa Stewart, 40, of
Plano, was shot in the back and was in stable condition Thursday at
the North Central Medical Center in McKinney, a hospital
Both women were nurses at a doctor's office in a nearby
After McKinney police executed a search warrant at the Wingfield
home in Celina, family members retrieved clothing from the home for
the children. The relatives declined to comment.
Wilson said the children were staying with Amy Wingfield's
Acting Allen Fire Chief Craig Gillis said the department hadn't
quite come to grips with the arrest of their co-worker.
"We had one thought that Raymond was injured (emotionally) by
some unknown attacker of his wife, and it turns out he was the
attacker," Gillis was quoted as saying in Friday's editions of The
Dallas Morning News. "We were deceived by that. We just don't know
how to react ... yet."
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05-24-2002, 08:47 AM #4
So sad....I feel for those young kids.
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05-25-2002, 02:19 PM #5
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I read somewhere that they couple had been having finincial and marital problems...still, that is no excuse to kill you wife and wound another person.Alisa Tappana, NREMT-B/CNA
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