Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Murder Investigation and Arrest in Pike County
Date of News Release: 11/13/2007
(Pikeville, KY) - Richard Peterson was shot by his wife Mary Peterson once in the chest with a handgun during a verbal argument. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner Mike Hall. Mary Peterson was arrested at the scene and charged with Murder, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center. The incident is still under investigation by Detective Eddie Crum.