Man charged with murder in connection with woman's death in Shelbyville

Man charged with murder in connection with woman's death in Shelbyville
Posted at 2:19 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 14:19:30-04

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. -- A man arrested by police on Aug. 31 for suspicion of being a felon carrying a handgun has now been charged in connection a woman's death.

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According to court documents, Derick Nigh, 27, of Saint Paul, Ind., allegedly used a pistol he stole from his father’s residence to shoot and kill 41-year-old Jennifer Farquer.

Nigh has been preliminary charged with murder, carrying a handgun without a permit, theft, and carrying a handgun without a permit with a felony conviction.

Police said in a probable cause affidavit when they spoke with Nigh, they noticed he had scratches on his face, blood on his pants and a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun in his pant leg. Nigh’s father reported the handgun stolen from his residence.

When police spoke to someone who lives at the house in the 200 block of East Franklin, they told police that Nigh told them he shot Farquer, according to court documents.

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Police were called to the 200 block of East Franklin Street on Aug. 31 and called the death “suspicious.”

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