HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. Oct 31 2010 — A Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy facing charges has turned himself in to police.
A grand jury indicted John Britton on criminal charges of assisting a suicide in the death of his wife.
Christine Britton was a former jail commander in Harrison County.
She was found dead from a gunshot wound in her home in March of 2009.
In a police interview, Britton said they were arguing moments before the shooting.
He said he tried to stop her from committing suicide but then told officers he left his handgun on the bed and walked out.
Moments later, he said he heard the gunshot.