Man fatally shot wife in chest over fight about cigarettes: cops

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A Michigan man was charged with murder on Monday for fatally shooting his wife in the chest after the two had an argument over cigarette smoking.

Vashon Flowers, 46, allegedly shot Jamie Thomas-Flowers inside their Muskegon Heights home at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday following an argument that took place when the husband came home with cigarettes, according to Muskegon Heights Police.

The couple had recently quit smoking, but Vashon arrived at the residence and said he wanted to smoke while drinking, cops said.

Vashon stormed out of the home and returned several hours later.

When the man came back, he kicked in the door and shot his wife four times in the chest before running away, according to police. He later surrendered to cops.

In addition to the murder charge, Flowers was also charged as a habitual offender due to prior felony convictions.

Muskegon County District Judge Raymond Kostrzewa denied bail during Flowers’ arraignment.

With Post wires

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