A 62-year old Libby woman is accused of shooting and killing her husband earlier this month.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at around 8:15 p.m. on December 17 from Connie Jean Leckrone who reported that her husband had accidentally shot himself in their home, according to court documents.
Sheriff's deputies found Dean Leckrone dead with a single gunshot wound to the head in a bedroom closet.
In court documents, Sheriff’s Office officials say that details at the scene and Connie Leckrone’s interview with investigators led them to believe that she had shot her husband.
While reviewing a recorded video interview with the suspect, investigators heard her mumble, “I shot him,” while Connie was alone, before investigators entered the room, according to court documents.
Leckrone is also accused of tampering with evidence after investigators say she licked her hands and poured water on them prior to being tested for gunshot residue. This was also captured on video.
Leckrone is being held on $500,000 bail in the Lincoln County Detention Center on charges of felony deliberate homicide and misdemeanor tampering with evidence.
Her next appearance is scheduled for early January.
(DECEMBER 19, 2017) The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Libby man.
Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe says at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday 9-1-1 received a call that a man -- later identified as Dean Leckrone, 69 -- had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
The Libby Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Libby residence.
Leckrone died at the scene.
Sheriff Bowe says the incident is being investigated by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.