Man accused of killing wife with AK-47 in front of child

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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla.,None - Flagler County deputies say a man killed his wife with an AK-47 assault rifle right in front of their child.

 

Investigators said William Merrill shot his wife in their bathroom while the couple’s 3-year-old daughter was in the bathtub.

 

Merrill told detectives the shooting was an accident, but officials have ruled it a murder.

 

The couple's two children are now with their grandparents.