Woman faces no charges in shooting death of husband

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PALMYRA, Pa. (WHTM) – A woman who shot and killed her husband at their Palmyra home will face no charges, according to the Lebanon County district attorney’s office.

Kelly Kay Urban told police she was acting in self-defense when it happened in July.

According to court documents, officers entered the couple’s apartment at 2703 Horseshoe Pike and found 25-year-old David Urban semi-conscious and unresponsive from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Kay Urban was said to be visibly upset, crying, with blood on her hands.

She told police that she had been arguing for several hours with Urban before he shoved a gun into her hand and began to choke her. She went on to say that during the strangulation, she believed she was near the point of losing consciousness.

Urban later died at Penn State Hershey Medical Center due to his injuries.

Investigators said Kelly Kay was interviewed on multiple occasions, and each time she provided consistent information related to the shooting.

Further investigation revealed there was a history of domestic violence in the couple’s relationship.

Lebanon County District Attorney David Arnold defended Kelly Kay’s actions, arguing that deadly force was necessary in order for her to protect herself.

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