CENTREVILLE (WTVB) - St. Joseph County authorities have now charged a Burr Oak woman with open murder for allegedly shooting her ex-husband to death Thursday night, abruptly ending a violent domestic dispute. Sheriff's officials say 35-year-old Dennis Brooks was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head near the intersection of Farrand and Town Line Road. Investigators say 34-year-old Maria Audrey-Louise Williams of Burr Oak made contact with Brooks soon after he was released from jail Thursday night. They then drove out to the area and she claims he began smacking her around. That’s when they say she took out the gun and shot him. Williams is being held at the Saint Joseph County Jail on one count of open murder and one count of felony firearm.
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