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ID Released For Woman Allegedly Killed By Ex-Husband In Fairfield

James Taylor
James Taylor Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

A woman who was allegedly shot and killed by her ex-husband has been identified by Fairfield Police.

Catherine Taylor, 70, of Redding Road in Fairfield, was killed by her ex-husband, James Taylor, 76, also of Fairfield, around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, said Fairfield Police Capt. Robert Kalamaras.

The woman was found when officers from the Fairfield Police Department responded to a home on Catamount Road for a domestic violence call, said Kalamaras.

Initial officers arrived on scene and found a serious a domestic assault had taken place inside the home and quickly took the ex-husband into custody, police said.

An investigation later determined that James Taylor had forced his way into the home with a firearm and fired at the victim. A struggle ensued between the victim’s son, who heard the disturbance, Kalamaras said.

Police arrived shortly after and took Taylor into custody.

During his arraignment on Monday, A Superior Court judge ordered Taylor held on $2 million bond on charges of murder, attempted murder, home invasion, burglary, assault and illegal discharge of a firearm. 

His case has been continued to Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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