January 20, 2020
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Affidavit: Husband accused of killing wife says he thought she was an intruder


WINDHAM, Maine — A Windham man accused of killing his wife with a shotgun says he thought she was an intruder.

According to court documents, Noah Gaston claims he thought his wife was an intruder and that’s why he says he shot her.

Police say Gatson shot and killed his wife while their three young children were home. Police say the shooting happened at their home on Brookhaven Drive in Windham on Jan. 14.

Investigators say Alicia Gaston died after she was shot in the abdomen with a shotgun.

According to the affidavit, Gaston called 911 around 6:15 a.m. on the morning of the shooting.

He told the dispatcher he shot his wife and the dispatcher then advised him to start CPR.

The court paperwork says Gaston told police he heard noises that sounded like walkie-talkies and things moving downstairs.

He said he checked to see if his girls were in bed and after that he grabbed his gun to be ready for a possible intruder.

He told police his 2-year-old had been sleeping in their bed, and he mistook her for his wife, so he wasn’t expecting to see his wife when he saw a figure moving towards the stairway.

When he saw that figure, he took a shot.

Throughout the paperwork the detective noted that Gaston had changed his story at least once.

Detective Ethel Ross wrote: “Noah originally told Officer Hudnor his wife was half way up the stairs and then changed it to, she was at the first two stairs at the bottom of the staircase.”

Gaston was charged on Friday and is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.


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