Police: Woman claims voices told her to shoot husband

Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 8:08 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 24, 2021 at 10:36 PM CDT
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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - A woman is in police custody after officers say she shot her husband on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Madisonville Police Department, the shooting happened at a home on Harrig Street. Police say officers were sent in response to a domestic violence complaint.

When police arrived, officials say they quickly secured the scene and found the man, who’s been identified as 61-year-old Benigno Feliciano.

Officers say Feliciano was taken to an out-of-state medical facility to get treated, but later died of his injuries.

After an initial investigation, police arrested the wife, now identified as 44-year-old Ravan Hamlett, and charged her with assault in the first degree related to domestic violence.

Police say Hamlett told them voices in her head told her to do it.

“There was not an argument per se,” said Major Jason McKnight, Madisonville Police. “But they were talking, and, at that time, Ms. Hamlett advised she had a voice in her head that told her she needed to shoot him.”

McKnight says there was no history of domestic abuse between the two.

“I know that we have been to the residence in the past, but not for domestic violence issues,” said McKnight. “So this was kind of in left field for us too.”

They say there will be amendments to the original charges.

Her bond was set at $50,000, and a preliminary hearing will be on Friday at 9 a.m.

Police: Man shot by wife in Madisonville shooting dies from injuries.
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