Sumner Co. Teacher Killed; Husband Charged With Murder

Posted at 8:37 PM, Dec 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 23:24:06-05

Portland Police officers arrested and charged a man in the death of his wife.

On Tuesday, the day after Christmas, police responded to a home on the 100 block of Hollands Way in Portland.

They found 49-year-old Jacqueline Castano dead in her bed. Castano is a special ed. teacher in Sumner County. Her husband, Jose Castano, 55, admitted to killing her during an argument about infidelity.

Police recovered the gun from the scene. Jose was charged with first degree murder.

A statement in response the the shooting was posted to the Madison Creek Elementary PTO's Facebook Page.

Words of comfort and reassurance are difficult to find this evening, as I write to inform our school family of a tragic loss. MCE's beloved CDC teacher, Jacque Castano, lost her life Tuesday at her home in Portland. The staff and I would appreciate your prayers during this difficult time, especially on behalf of those who knew Jacque best--her own children, her students, and their families.

Mrs. Castano and I talked occasionally about her faith. Like me, perhaps our school community can find some comfort in knowing that Jacque is resting peacefully. That which was intended for harm has ultimately resulted in Mrs. Jacque’s eternal good.

Final arrangements will be shared as those details become available.

Mr. Duncan

A gofundme account has been set up to help the family with expenses.

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