Calloway County Deputy Coroner Ricky Walls confirmed Friday that the victim of Thursday’s shooting was Michelle Baxter’s husband, Buddy Baxter. Michelle Baxter, 50, has been charged with murder in connection with Buddy Baxter’s death, and has also been charged with tampering with physical evidence, according to the uniform citation that was filed with Calloway District Court. The citation said the crime occurred at approximately 8:47 a.m. Thursday at the Baxters’ 1536 Oxford Dr. home, and Baxter was arrested at approximately 8:47 p.m. She was lodged in the Calloway County Jail at approximately 9:47 p.m., and her bond was set at $100,000 cash Friday morning. Calloway Circuit Clerk Linda Avery said she would be arraigned Monday around 10 a.m.
MURRAY, Ky. – Police were called to Oxford Drive Thursday afternoon for a domestic disturbance, but instead found a man dead in his home.
On Thursday, Michelle Baxter, 50, was charged with murder. Buddy Baxter had been shot twice and was found dead in the couple’s bedroom. Commonwealth’s Attorney Mark Blankenship said Friday details were still coming to light but he learned Michelle Baxter first called her son.
Michelle Baxter told police it was self defense. Her son told them his stepfather, a military veteran turned private contractor, had recently been on edge.