Republican Figure Shot and Killed, Likely by His Wife

Republican Figure Shot and Killed, Likely by His Wife

( – The cheer and joy of the holiday season shattered for one New Jersey family on what should have been a night of celebration. Marylue Wigglesworth stands accused of shooting and killing her husband, David Wigglesworth, on Christmas. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement saying the woman is in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on one count of murder.

Marylue Wigglesworth called 911 a little after 10 p.m. on December 25. She told the dispatcher there was a fight, and she required emergency help for an injured man. When authorities arrived, they discovered her mortally wounded husband. He died at the scene.

According to the Press of Atlantic City, the suspect’s affidavit shows she admitted to officers she was responsible for her husband’s wounds. A handgun was also present in the bedroom, where first responders found the man. The autopsy results determined the victim’s cause of death was one gunshot wound to the head and ruled it a homicide. The Township of Hamilton Police Department and Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation. The motive remains unknown to the public.

David Wigglesworth was a prominent GOP figure within the community. He previously ran for the Township Committee and served as the Planning Board president. The Township of Hamilton Republicans posted on Facebook about his death, saying their thoughts were with his son and family. They explained he had worked on many campaigns and was “a dedicated member of the party.”

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