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Meade Co. woman charged with murder

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GUSTON, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Meade County woman remains in jail on a half-million bond after police say she shot and killed her husband.

It happened in Guston, Kentucky on July 4th, just before 11 p.m.

WDRB spoke to neighbors who say nothing like this has ever happened so close to home.  Neighbors are now wondering if it was fireworks that drowned out the sound of the fatal gunshot.

45-year-old Anne Reardon is accused of shooting her husband, 45-year-old Daniel Reardon.  According to the police report, the couple had an argument the night of the shooting.

Neighbor Anthony Dennison says nothing seemed unusual at the time.  "I heard a crack and I asked my wife and she said it's just fireworks but I believe that wasn't a firework," said Dennison.

According to that police report, Reardon told officers during the dispute, she went to the bedroom, grabbed a gun, and returned to the living room where she shot her husband in the head.  Daniel Reardon was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville hospital.

Neighbors say the two had been renting a home in rural Meade County for the last few years.  "Never heard any commotion whatsoever. Never heard them yell or anything or be derogatory toward each other. It's very shocking to me," said Dennison.

Dennison is one of their closest neighbors. His property sits a few hundred yards away.  "Something like this is very odd, especially this close to home," he said.

Dennison says the situation disturbs him because he believes the two had several children.  He also said he believed Anne Reardon has a job working with children.  "To my knowledge, she was a part time school teacher," he said.

JCPS confirmed Monday that Reardon is a Resource Teacher in Early Childhood Education at Western High School.

WDRB talked with another neighbor by phone who says he knew the victim well.  "Dan was always waving, always smiling. He'd walk over and say hey whatcha doing ya know," said Dwight Mohler.

He says if the two had relationship problems, they were not apparent.  "I was shocked. I was absolutely floored because I've never heard one say something bad about the other. Everyone helps everyone out and I talked to several of the neighbors that knew Dan and Anne and we're all just shocked," said Mohler.

Her court date has not been set.

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