SEATTLE – Bail has been set at $5 million for a 42-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his wife during a counseling session at a church in Washington state.
Charles Parsons, of Lakewood, did not appear Thursday for his bail hearing in King County District Court. He is being held for investigation of homicide in the death Wednesday of his wife, 38-year-old Carol Parsons.
Court documents say the two were attending a counseling session at Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way when Parsons pulled out a pistol and shot his wife three times. The documents say Parsons then called police, placed the gun on the hood of his truck before officers arrived.
County prosecutors have until Monday to file charges.