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Texas Man Charged In Wife’s Shooting Death

HOUSTON (December 9, 2013) Lance Hilton, 45, was in custody Monday, charged with murder after his wife was found dead of gunshot wounds at the couple’s home in Houston, police said Monday.

Hilton was taken into custody Sunday before and was charged by the Fort Bend County district attorney's office, Houston police said.

Mariam Hilton, 48, was shot to death on Friday after her husband returned home.

A person at the home told authorities at least three shots were heard.

The woman died at the scene.

After the shooting, Lance Hilton got into his vehicle and drove away, police said.

The vehicle was recovered the next day in southeast Houston.

It wasn't immediately clear where Hilton was held Monday.

There was no record of him being held at the Fort Bend County Jail.

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