Wife charged in husband’s murder

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Ruby Webb
Ruby Webb (Photo Courtesy: Harlan Co. Detention Center)

DRESSEN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A woman is behind bars, charged in the murder of her husband.

Kentucky State Police say they received a call just after 1:00 a.m. on Thursday about a shooting on Pope Hill Road, after the victim of the shooting, 59-year-old Charles Webb went to the emergency room with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and hand.

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Investigators say Webb told them that he had been shot by his wife, 51-year-old Ruby Webb.  Mr. Webb was later taken to Holsten Valley Medical Center in Kengsport where he was pronounced dead by doctors.

Ruby Webb was arrested and charged with murder.

She was taken to the Harlan Co. Detention Center.