The suspect in a late October domestic violence homicide has been cleared for confinement and released from a local hospital after being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
David Allen Karnes, 54, of Ruch, is now lodged at the Jackson County Jail. Karnes was arraigned today on charges of second-degree murder for the October 20 shooting death of his estranged wife, Constance Maria Murphy, 54, of Ruch.
He has also been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
Karnes’ next scheduled court date is a pre-trial conference on February 14, 2022.
Further information will come from the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.