PHOENIX (KSAZ) - There are new details in the murder of a Phoenix man who was shot and killed in his own home late last night.
Police say his wife admitted to the murder, and what led up to the shooting is a wild story.
30-year-old Amanda Lynn Miller was arrested for second-degree murder. Police say she and her husband got into a fight, that started with words, and escalated to the throwing of plates and ended in gunfire.
30-year-old Amanda Lynn Miller is behind bars after she admitted to shooting and killing her husband.
According to court records, the victim 36-year-old Jesus Nevarez-Galindo came home from work Tuesday night and got into a verbal fight with Miller over their financial problems, and the lack of food in their home, at one point Miller says she threw a plate of potatoes at her husband.
The plate ended up shattering; the fight escalated further from there, with the husband setting a pile of papers on the stove on fire.
Miller then told authorities that she grabbed her 9mm handgun from the bedroom, and she said her husband was blocking her way by standing in the hallway. That's when police say she opened fire on him so she could get out of the house.
Investigators say she shot her husband at least seven times in the back and neck, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Miller reportedly put the fire out and then called the fire department for help.
When Phoenix Fire crews arrived, they found her husband's body lying face down in the home.
Miller is now facing second-degree murder charges. Police say the couple has had a history of domestic violence. Miller's bond was set at $500,000.