Alpha man shot in the head dies; wife remains in jail


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Originally Posted Online: May 02, 2013, 1:55 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com

An Alpha man reportedly shot in the head Tuesday by his wife has died after being removed from life support, officials said Thursday. 

According to Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll, Trevor B. Atchison, 21, was declared brain dead at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy Thursday afternoon confirmed Mr. Atchinson died from a gunshot wound to the head. 

Ms. Ingersoll said toxicology reports are pending and an inquest is expected within the next several weeks. 

At 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, Henry County deputies were called to the Atchison home in the 500 block of South 1st Street, Alpha. They arrested Mr. Atchison's wife, Robin Elizabeth Atchison, 29, in connection with the shooting.

She appeared Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court and was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of a weapon by a felon for allegedly shooting her spouse with a .22 caliber rifle. 

Additional charges are expected to be filed against her, authorities said Thursday. Trevor and Robin (Carr) Atchison were married in the fall of 2011, according to public records. Ms. Atchison remains in custody on a $500,000 bond.

On Wednesday, Clint David Cole, 23, of Woodhull, was arrested and charged with unlawful sale of a firearm to a felon. Mr. Cole, who allegedly knew the couple, is held in the Henry County Jail on a $50,000 bond. 














 




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