Local Man Charged In Wife’s Shooting Death Now In Custody Here

Us Carnell Petetan (Jail photo)
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WACO (October 3, 2012)--A Waco man who was named in a murder warrant stemming from the shooting death of his wife has been returned to Waco from Brazos County to face the charge.

Us Carnell Petetan was booked into the McLennan County Jail at 7 p.m. Tuesday and is held on a charge of murder-intended death and on a parole violation.

A jail records clerk said early Wednesday Petetan has not yet seen a magistrate so no bond has been set on the murder charge but there is a no bond on the parole violation.

Petetan is charged in the Sept. 23 death of his wife, Kimberly Petetan, 41, who was shot repeatedly in the torso during what police say was a heated argument at the Landing Apartments, in the 2500 block of East Lake Shore Drive in Waco.

Petetan was arrested the next day in Bryan after he was stopped on a traffic violation and officers discovered he was named in a warrant.

Police also recovered Kimberley Petetan's 9-year-old daughter, who police say had been abducted from the scene of the shooting the day before.

The child had not been harmed and has since been released to other family members.

The Petetans were married, but weren't living together at the time of the shooting, police said.