PINNACLE, N.C. (AP) - A man has been arrested after his wife was found dead in a chair in their North Carolina home.

The Stokes County Sheriff's Office told local media the woman was found around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after friends stopped to by to visit her husband at their home in Pinnacle. The friends called 911 after seeing the woman in a chair with a towel over her head.

Deputies said 55-year-old Deborah Terry appeared to have died from a gunshot wound.

Fifty-three-year-old Donnie David Terry has been charged with first-degree murder. It was not known if he has an attorney yet.

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