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Becky Johnson Nance (Source: Bladen Co. Sheriff's Office)

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Bladenboro man is dead, and his wife is charged with his murder after a morning shooting. Investigators are now trying to piece together what happened.

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office says violent crimes rarely happen in the county, but around 6:30 a.m. they received a call that a man had been murdered just outside of Bladenboro.

Deputies responded to a home on NC 410 after Becky Johnson Nance, 53, called 911 saying her husband, Dewey Franklin Nance, 55, had been shot. Investigators say when dispatch asked Mrs. Nance how her husband had been shot, she admitted she had pulled the trigger.

When officers arrived, they say Becky Nance calmly walked outside and let them arrest her. She is charged with first degree murder.

“I’m familiar with the family, and I’ve never known of any types of conflicts that they had,” Bladen County Sheriff’s Spokesman Capt. Rodney Hester said. “I knew the couple, and I thought they always got along fine, because you always saw them together. It was just shocking to see and hear what happened this morning.”

Deputies took Becky Nance to a facility in Raleigh after she told officers she may harm herself. She does not have a bond.

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  • I recently had the pleasure of meeting Becky Nance and she is a very respectful Christian women we didn’t talk about her crime although I knew about it everyday she has a prayer group in bladen county jail she has a positive out look and was a pleasure to pray with we have all fell short of the glory of god

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