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Woman shot and killed after domestic dispute in James City County, husband charged with murder

Woman shot and killed after domestic dispute in James City County, husband charged with murder
Posted at 4:13 PM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 08:50:51-04

Robert Lee Coates

JAMES CITY Co., Va. - Police are investigating after a domestic dispute lead to the death of a woman Saturday.

Around 3:30 p.m., police were called to the 200 block of Sandy Bay Road for a domestic dispute.

72-year-old Irene Coates of James City County died at the scene before medics were able to take her to the hospital.

Police have charged the victim's husband, 75-year-old Robert Lee Coates, with her murder. He faces charges of second degree murder and using a firearm in commission of a felony.

There is no further information at this time.

Coates was last in court on Monday at 8 a.m.

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