Casselberry woman charged with husband’s murder in custody after apparent suicide attempt

CASSELBERRY, Fla. — Casselberry police have charged a local woman with her husband’s murder, nearly a month after he was found shot to death in their home.

Police say Sherry Lynne Fitzpatrick, 57, called 9-1-1 around 7:30 a.m. on July 28 to report the death of her husband, Timothy.

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He was declared dead on the scene before Investigators determined he’d been shot twice.

According to police, Sherry Fitzpatrick claimed at the time that she’d slept in a separate, detached residence because of an argument the couple had the previous night.

Police say there was no gun found near Timothy but noted that there was a .45 caliber handgun in a nightstand in the bedroom, and two apparent bullet holes in the bedroom wall.

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Almost two weeks later, during an interview, police say Fitzpatrick changed her story about what happened to her husband.

Investigators say they ultimately found cause to charge Fitzpatrick with murder and gave her an opportunity to turn herself in Wednesday, but she never made contact.

They tracked Fitzpatrick down to a home in Volusia County where deputies found her unconscious from an apparent suicide attempt.

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She was taken to a hospital to be treated and is expected to recover, at which point she’ll be booked in the Volusia County jail on the murder warrant from Casselberry.

The Seminole County State Attorney’s Office is expected to present the case to a grand jury “in the near future,” according to police.

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