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Trial set for Va FBI agent charged in wife's death

Tuesday - 8/27/2013, 9:10am  ET

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) -- An FBI agent who told police he fatally shot his estranged wife in their Stafford County home is set to go on trial later this year.

A five-day jury trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 16 in Stafford Circuit Court in the case against 43-year-old Arthur Gonzales.

Gonzales is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the April 19 shooting death of 42-year-old Julie Serna Gonzales.

During a recorded 911 call, Gonzales told the dispatcher his wife attacked him with a knife and that he had to shoot her.

The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/16NvTiq) that Gonzales has been working as a supervisory special agent and instructor at the bureau's National Academy at Quantico.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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