Video: Bond Set At 2 Million Dollars For Man Accused Of Shooting His Wife To Death

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TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – Bond is set at $2 million  for a Tupelo man accused of shooting and killing his wife during a domestic dispute Saturday night.

Twenty four year old James Sharp is charged with first degree murder.  Police say Sharp called 9 1 1 Saturday night around 11 30 , and said his wife, Carol, shot herself at their residence.

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Police on the scene at Kirkwood Apartments found inconsistencies in Mister Sharp’s story, and he was taken into custody.

Carol Sharp died Sunday morning from a gunshot wound, and James Sharp was charged with murder.

Authorities are pleased at the high bond.

“We’re hoping it sends a strong message too, because of the particulars of the case and everything that’s involved, it’s not going to be tolerated for one thing and hopefully it will send a strong message for that,” said Detective Jim Littlejohn, with the  Tupelo Police Department.

This makes the seventh homicide in Tupelo this year.