Posted: 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
By Rick Couri
Ernest Chumbley began his phone call to 911 by saying "hello, I just shot my wife."
He went on “give me police. I'm under arrest."
When cops got to Chumbley’s house they did find his wife Virginia dead from a gunshot wound.
Chumbley didn’t put up a fight and explained to officers "she died from my shots, but it's not murder."
Virginia Chumbley was fighting breast cancer and he said she was tired of the struggle.
"She told me she wanted me to end her pain. I said, 'Jay, all I’ve got is what the doctor gave you.' She said 'no, I want you to stop my pain for good,'" Chumbley said.
Chumbley stands by his actions saying "I just did what she asked. And I would expect no different from her if I was asking."
Police see it differently and he’s being charged with murder to which he pleaded not guilty.
The couple’s neighbors describe the two as involved in a very loving marriage and made it clear they believe the story.
"The only reason I could think he shot her is she probably asked him to, because she was hurting so bad," one noted.
Chumbley is still in jail with a bond of $200,000 bond