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Pryor Man Bound Over For Trial In Shooting Death Of Wife

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Johnie Downey photo from Bartlesville police. Johnie Downey photo from Bartlesville police.
The shooting was initially investigated as accidental. The shooting was initially investigated as accidental.
BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -

A Pryor man has been bound over for trial in the death of his wife. Johnie Dean Downey is charged with first-degree murder after prosecutors say he shot his wife.

Police initially investigated Crista Arcella Downey's death as an accidental shooting. The couple had eaten lunch at a Bartlesville McAlister's on June 13, 2017. Johnie Downey said he accidentally shot his wife as they got back inside their car.

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Prosecutors say there was sufficient evidence, however, that the shooting was done deliberately. Downey was bound over for formal arraignment on December 13, 2017.

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