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Raymore police arrest husband in wife’s murder

RAYMORE, Mo. — For just the second time since the turn of the century, Raymore Police are investigating a homicide.

It happened early Saturday morning and a suspect has already been arrested and is behind bars.

Danielle Beckett,30, died at the hospital Saturday, less than an hour after police say her husband Erick Beckett shot her.

Despite this being their first holicide case in six years, detectives quickly made an arrest.

“We got a 911 call here today that a woman had been shot,” Raymore Police Captain Jim Wilson told FOX 4 News.

The woman was later identified as Beckett, who lived on South Sunrise.

“Once the victim was taken to the hospital, two other individuals were taken to Raymore Police Department for interviews,” Wilson said.

One of the people investigators interviewed was Beckett’s husband Erick.  While he was at police headquaarters, detectives waited on a search warrant.  Once it was in hand, they got to work.

“They were just investigating the scene and gathering a little bit of evidence,” Wilson told FOX 4 News.

Whatever evidence detectives found — combined with Beckett’s interview led to a first degree murder charge against Beckett.

Wilson says cases like this one just don’t happen very often in Raymore.

“It’s been several years, several years,” he said.

More than six years to be exact.  In late January 2007, 31-year-old Sheldon Haynes had just returned home from a night of bowling, when he was shot and killed in his driveway.

Before Haynes was killed, it had been almost seven years since a murder had been committed in Raymore.

“It’s a pretty quiet neighborhood and we take pride in neighborhood and the patrolling the officers do too,” Wilson said.

Beckett is being held in the Cass County Jail.  He will be formally charged on Monday and is also expected to make his first court appearance.

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