Man, 77, accused of shooting cleaning woman in Mohave County

Winfred Millard Murphy

Credit: Mohave County Sheriff's Office

Winfred Millard Murphy

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 28 at 12:07 PM

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DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. -- A 77-year-old man is accused of shooting a woman in Dolan Springs, Ariz., Wednesday afternoon.

Mohave County sheriff's deputies arrested Winfred Millard Murphy and confiscated weapons found at his home in the 17200 block of North Mesquite Road. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The 23-year-old victim told deputies that she went to Murphy's residence and did some house cleaning. After she asked Murphy for payment, she said he became upset and grabbed her by her hair.

The victim reported that while they were struggling, Murphy grabbed a pistol and shot her.

The victim was airlifted to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas with a gunshot wound to her left arm.
 

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