Missouri Pastor Fatally Shoots Man He Says Was Having Affair with His Wife

Matthew Dedmon

A Missouri pastor fatally shot a man who he alleges was having an affair with his wife.

47-year-old Matthew Dedmon shot to death 57-year-old Joe Newburn of Ozark on Saturday.

Dedmon reportedly drove his truck to find his wife and saw her in a car with Newburn.

Mr. Dedmon jumped out of his truck and shot Newburn three times in the chest, according to the Ozark Police Department.

Fox News reported:

A Missouri man claiming to be a pastor shot and killed a man he accused of having an affair with his wife, investigators said.

Matthew Dedmon, 47, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of 57-year-old Joe Newburn in Ozark, Missouri, on Saturday, the Ozark Police Department said.

Officers responded to a reported shooting just before 1 p.m. in the 100 block of West Church Street and found Newburn laying in the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Dedmon had driven his truck to the scene to meet his wife, finding her in a car with Newburn, Ozarks First reported, citing police. Dedmon allegedly grabbed a pistol and jumped out of his truck to confront Newburn about the suspected affair before shooting him three times in the chest.

Dedmon was charged with first-degree murder.

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