JEFFERSON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Ark. — According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to a residence located on Princeton Pike at 6:59 p.m. on Saturday.

Upon arrival, deputies said they discovered an unresponsive man, who was pronounced dead by Jefferson County deputy coroner at 7:55 p.m.

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The victim was identified as 64-year-old Robert Simmons.

Ella Simmons, 70, was arrested and charged with murder.

During her interview, she told investigators that she and her husband had an argument that led to him verbally abusing her and constantly following her throughout their home. 

She stated that she wasn't going to allow him to put his hands on her, so she fired shots at him.

Investigators recovered a silver revolver in the home.

The body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for an autopsy.

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