Man tells TV station he killed his wife

April 28, 2009 8:26:50 AM PDT
An East Texas man has admitted in an interview that he killed his estranged wife. KTRE-TV in Lufkin and Nacogdoches reports that Kyle Barnhill made the admission in a telephone interview that he requested. However, he says he wasn't in his right mind then and still isn't now.

The 40-year-old San Augustine man remains in the Nacogdoches County Jail with bond set at $2 million.

Prosecutors have charged Barnhill with murder in the slaying last month of 38-year-old Melissa Kesinger Barnhill.

Police say the Barnhills had separated and were divorcing when the woman was fatally shot through a kitchen window of her Nacogdoches home March 11.

The defendant was arrested March 16 in the Eagle Pass area, about 500 miles from Nacogdoches, and returned to East Texas.

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