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Woman charged with firing gun in dispute in court

Bethany Coyle

A preliminary hearing Tuesday was continued for a Quincy woman accused of firing a gun at her husband before he took his own life.

Bethany Coyle was in Adams County Court along with her attorney Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. The initial hearing, where Coyle would enter a plea of not guilty or guilty, was rescheduled for 1:15 p.m. June 26.

Coyle, 28, is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. She is free on $5,000 bond.

Her husband Wallace was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the early morning on May 26.

The couple was embroiled in an argument when Bethany Coyle retrieved a handgun and fired a single round that struck a wall inside their home, according to a press release from the Quincy Police Department.

Following a struggle with the gun, Wallace Coyle grabbed it out of her hand and shot himself in the head, the press release says.

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