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UPDATE: Sources say that Wagner shot his wife three times in the head while she was asleep on Feb. 2, 2020, is said to have a personal and family history of mental issues
CALLAWAY, MD. – Not all killers are as easy to find or make the investigation of sleuths as simple as the ones who off their spouses and then call the police to turn themselves in for the crime – but that is exactly what a resident of Callaway did on February 2, 2020.
According to St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron, on February 2, 2020, at approximately 8:04 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department responded to 20932 Jo Marie Way in Callaway, Maryland, for the reported shooting. An individual later identified as Timothy Christian Wagner, 36 (DOB 08/10/1983) of Callaway, contacted emergency communications (911) and advised he had killed his wife.
Deputies responded to the scene and located the victim Felicia Renee Wagner, 29 of Callaway, in the living room suffering from a gunshot wound and the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene. Detectives and crime scene technicians from the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation.
Sheriff Cameron reports that the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Department preliminary investigation determined Timothy Wagner shot the victim in the head, due most likely to his phone call admitting that he killed his wife, and fled the scene prior to the arrival of deputies.
Wagner was subsequently located in another jurisdiction shortly after the incident and brought back to St. Mary’s County by deputies. Wagner was transported to the St. Mary’s County Jail and charged by Deputy Taylore Nauman with the following:
- Murder First Degree
- Murder Second Degree
- Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime
- Assault First Degree
- Assault Second Degree
Wagner remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Jail on a no-bond status and a finding of eligibility for a free attorney paid for by taxpayers has been issued, leaving Wagner at the mercy of his confession and a public defender – both of which combined will assure him a future of life in prison.