Man, 81, charged in wife's fatal shooting

August 29, 2011 8:47:43 AM PDT
A woman was found dead in her southeast Houston home and her husband is in police custody charged with her murder.

Johnny Walter Bass, 81, was arrested and charged with murder.

According to authorities, the female victim, 74, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities apparently went to the home on Willowood and Griggs to do a welfare check Sunday night. Officers asked Bass where his wife was and he told them she was in the bedroom with a gunshot to her head on Friday morning.

Bass was taken into custody without incident and admitted to investigators his involvement in his wife's death. Police have not released a motive for the shooting.

The victim's identity hasn't been released.