Wife charged with shooting, killing husband in Jefferson County

Published 6:25 pm Sunday, April 30, 2023

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JEFFERSON COUNTY — The wife of a man who was found shot to death has been arrested and charged with his murder Sunday morning in Jefferson County.

Authorities said 43-year-old Leroy Peshoff was found deceased in his bedroom apparently from a gunshot wound. His wife, 41-year-old Sarah Jo Peshoff, is charged with his murder.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from another family member at 10 a.m. Sunday to the house at 1998 Granger Road near Roxie. The caller stated Peshoff was deceased inside the home.

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According to Coroner Kendrick McDonald, the apparent cause of Peshoff’s death was a gunshot to the head. His wife was taken into custody later Sunday and is being held without bond.