Sheriff: Jilted husband kills wife, wounds lover in Van Zandt County

Larry Maples

Credit: Van Zandt County

Larry Maples was arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his wife after finding her at the home of another man.

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Associated Press

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 24 at 10:30 PM

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CANTON (AP) — Authorities say an East Texas man has been arrested for fatally shooting his wife after finding her at the home of another man.

Forty-four-year-old Larry Maples of Ben Wheeler was charged with murder Sunday and was being held at the Van Zandt County jail.

Sheriff Lindsey Ray says 34-year-old Heather Maples was pronounced dead at the home near Canton, 60 miles east of Dallas.

Also shot was 47-year-old Moses Clemente. He was listed in critical condition at a hospital but is expected to recover.

Ray says the shooting occurred about 6 a.m. after Larry Maples saw his wife's vehicle at the home and entered through an unlocked door. Maples called 911 after the shooting.

Ray says Heather Maples and Clemente had a relationship prior to her marriage to Larry Maples.

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