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Woman Charged In Estranged Husband's Murder

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A woman surrendered herself to police Friday on a grand jury indictment charging her with first-degree murder in the shooting death of her estranged husband.

31-year-old Tiffany Spence initially told detectives she shot 29-year-old Fabian Spence in self-defense on March 13.

Spence said she had gone to the home to drop off the couple's two sons, ages seven and five. An argument developed, and she said Fabian attempted to pull out a pistol from his rear waistband.

Tiffany Spence said they struggled over the gun, but she was able to wrestle it from him and fire it.

Fabian Spence died from a gunshot wound to the back on the front porch of his home located at 1709 Stonewater Drive in Hermitage. He died at the scene.

The seven-year-old was in the home at the time of the shooting. The five-year-old was asleep in Tiffany Spence's car in the driveway.

Investigators said forensic evidence on the scene lead police to believe the shooting was not in self-defense.

After an interview with Hermitage Precinct detectives, Spence admitted she planned the shooting.

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