Oklahoma City Police released new details in the death of a woman found dead inside of a home on the southwest side of the metro on Sunday.
The victim's husband, 37-year-old Manuel Quinones, has been charged with first-degree murder for the crime.
Quinones originally told police he came home early Sunday morning and found his wife, 42-year-old Maria Molina, dead. Now police have new details on what transpired at the home before Molina was killed.
While on scene, police say Quinones confessed to a Spanish-speaking police inspector that he had been drinking at a bar that night and got into an altercation with another man. Quinones said he contacted his wife on his way home from the bar and told her to locate one of his guns that she had stored away for him.
When he arrived back home, Quinones told the inspector that his wife had only found “pieces” to one of his guns. He said he got upset at that point and threw the pieces to the ground and told her to go find the rest of the gun.
Quinones said when his wife went back upstairs to search, he went to retrieve a second gun he had tucked away in a drawer in the downstairs bathroom. Quinones said he cocked the hammer back on the second gun and went upstairs to confront his wife again. While confronting her, Quinones said he was waving the gun around when it accidentally discharged, striking Molina in the neck.
Quinones said after he accidentally shot his wife, he called a friend to come take the gun away from the home. Homicide investigators were able to locate that friend and retrieve the weapon believed to be used during the crime.
Officers then arrested Quinones and took him to the Oklahoma County Jail where he was booked on one count of First-Degree Murder.