Wife charged with killing husband in Smyth County, VA

(Source: Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Abingdon, VA)
Teresa Barlow (Source: Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Abingdon, VA)

SMYTH COUNTY, VA (WJHL) –  A southwest Virginia woman has been arrested in the shooting death of her husband. Deputies from the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office arrested Teresa Barlow, age 56 of 341 Mill Creek Road in Chilhowie VA, for the first-degree murder of her husband Charles Ricky Barlow, age 59.

On Thursday around 1:21 p.m., deputies from the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office along with officers from the Chilhowie, Saltville and Marion Police Departments responded to 341 Mill Creek Road and found the body of Charles Ricky Barlow with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Barlow was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say evidence will be sent to a crime lab at the state’s Department of Forensics for examination. Barlow’s body will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for an autopsy.

Sheriff Shuler says several agencies were at the scene and worked together with his deputies to collect evidence, secure the scene and conduct interviews.

Shuler says several people have been interviewed, but the investigation continues. If any has any information about this case, please call investigators at 276-783-7204.

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