WEATHERFORD — A Weatherford woman who implicated herself in the shooting death of her husband had injuries that appeared as if she was involved in a fight, Parker County authorities said Tuesday.
At about 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Curtis Wayne Kuehner was found dead in the living room of the couple's ranch home in the 3000 block of Dusk Drive. He had been shot in the head.
Katherine Kuehner, 53, was arrested, charged with murder and booked into the Parker County Jail. Sheriff Larry Fowler said she told investigators that she shot her husband.
A .357 revolver was found in the home, and it is believed to be the murder weapon.
Keuhner — who had a black eye in her mugshot and a marking on her neck — "appeared to have had injuries consistent with having been involved in a recent physical altercation," according to a written statement from the sheriff's office. She has not cooperated with investigators beyond implicating herself in the crime.
Since 2010, deputies have been called to the Kuehner house "several times" on reports of domestic violence incidents. No charges were ever filed in those cases.
Neighbors along Dusk Drive said they remember police showing up at the house before.
"No, it wasn't the first time," said one neighbor named Laci.
Domestic violence experts say if, indeed, there was a history of abuse in the household, it wouldn't be uncommon for there not to be a clear paper trail.
"Not at all," said One Safe Place executive director Michelle Morgan. "They love this person, this person supports them. There are so many dynamics and issues that go into a relationship... following through with charges can be hard."
The investigation is ongoing.