57-year-old Woodsboro man charged in wife's death

October 29, 2007|By Richard Irwin

FREDERICK -- A Woodsboro man has been arrested by Frederick County sheriff's deputies and charged with the fatal shooting of his wife in their home early yesterday.

After someone made what was described as an "alarming phone call" from a house on Wood Street about 12:15 a.m. yesterday and was disconnected, deputies worked with the cell phone company to trace the call's origin, according to a news release by Cpl. Jennifer Bailey, a sheriff's department spokeswoman.

After deputies arrived at the house more than an hour later and were setting up a perimeter, a man left the house and told them an injured person was inside. The man was detained at the scene.

In the house, deputies found the body of Pamela Lynn Hahn, 45, who apparently had been shot.

While the man was taken to the sheriff's office, deputies obtained a search warrant for the house and recovered a handgun believed to have been used in the slaying, Bailey reported.

Charles E. Hahn, 57, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony.

Hahn was being held at the county's Adult Detention Center's Central Booking Unit without bail pending a bail review hearing today.

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