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Man accused of murdering wife released on bail

Posted at 1:35 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 16:36:57-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - An Oro Valley man accused of killing his wife in February has been released on bond.

Trevor Draegeth, 37, was released after his bond was lowered from $10 million to $250,000. He is now under the supervision of pretrial services.

He is due in Pima County Superior Court at 9 a.m. May 28 for a case management conference.

An autopsy report from the Pima County Medical Examiner ruled 40-year-old Laurie Draegeth's manner of death a homicide. The report says Draegeth was "involved in an altercation with her husband when she suffered a single perforating gunshot wound to the head."

Police say Trevor Draegeth made the initial 911 call to report his wife's death in the Feb. 13 incident. When police arrived at the home near the intersection of Pusch View Lane and Oracle Road, they found two children inside the home. Oro Valley Police say the children were asleep at the time of the incident.

The children are with family during the investigation.