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Man accused of accidentally shooting wife to now face charges

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Police said a man accused of shooting his wife will now face charges for her death.

The man who said he accidentally shot his wife Monday is still in the hospital Thursday for chest pains.

Authorities now say 57-year-old Bernard Eugene Morris will be charged and when he is released from the hospital, he will be taken to jail.

Right now he is facing one complaint of first-degree murder.

Investigators said he was handling a firearm in a careless and reckless manner.