Detroit man charged with wife's murder

Published On: Mar 11 2013 01:01:25 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 05 2013 03:13:37 PM EST

Anthony Stanford


A Detroit man who police said confessed to killing his wife last week has been charged with murder.

Anthony Eugene Stanford, 46, stands charged with shooting his wife, 36-year-old Lori Ann, in their home in the 3900 block of Bedford Street.

--Lori Ann

Police said the couple's three sons, ages 9 - 15, were in the home at the time of the shooting but didn't witness it.

Detroit police said Stanford turned himself in Friday and confessed to the shooting.

He was arraigned Monday on the murder charge and a felony firearm charge. He'll stay in the Wayne County Jail.

Karen Hunt, Stanford's oldest daughter, said the charges against him are hard to believe.

"We're trying to deal with it as best as we can. We didn't expect it," said Hunt.

Lori's three boys are with family. Their sister told Local 4 she's doing everything she can to hold the family together.

"I'm trying to hang in there. It's tough. I have my moments, but I'm having to be strong for everyone else," said Hunt. "Lori was a very out going lady. She was an evangelist. She was very well known."

Watch: Detroit police say man shot, killed wife

Police said they don't have a record of any domestic violence at the couple's home.

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