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Reynolds in Court 

40-year old Richard Reynolds sat quietly in a Somerset County Superiour Courtroom Tuesday,on chargesof murdering his wife, 37-year old Rhonda Reynolds.

Police were called to 22 Bunker Avenue in Fairfield a little after 8 o’clock Friday morning for a possible shooting. Once there they found Rhonda Reynolds alive but wounded, shot once in the head.

Less than a half-hour later, Richard Reynolds turned himself in to Waterville police.

Court documents say Reynolds left work that morning to return home where he wrote a note to his children which indicated he was doing this to protect them.

The affadavit goes on to say Reynolds got the gun from a son from a previous marriage Thursday night and drove to the Fairfield home Friday morning. It also says he entered the home, found his wife sitting on her bed and shot her with a 40-caliber gun.

Police say their two boys were in the house at the time. They also say they found murder weapon in Richard Reynold’s car.

Rhonda Reynolds died Saturday morning at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

Mr. Reynolds was originally charged with attempted murder. Those charges were upgraded Tuesday.

Richard Reynolds will remain in jail until his bail hearing Thursday.

The couple’s sons, Matthew and Jacob, have been placed with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services while custody is sorted out.