Man arrested for murder of wife in Christiansburg

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A man is in custody after his wife was found shot to death Tuesday night.

Christiansburg authorities responded to a 911 call on the 1400 block of Red Hawk Run at 8:47 p.m.

That's where they found Michelle L. Tompkins, 51, with multiple gunshot wounds.

Thompkins was taken to the New River Valley Medical Center, where she died shortly after arriving.

The victim's husband, Gerard P. Tompkins, was arrested at the scene and is being charged with second degree murder. He is being held without bond.

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