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Virginia Woman Accused in 2015 Slaying of Her Husband

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    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on murder charges filed against the wife of a Vienna man found murdered in his bed. (Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016)

    What to Know

    • Victim found shot to dead in bed at his Vienna home in July.

    • Wife indicted Monday on charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

    A Virginia woman shot and killed her husband in his bed last summer, according to Fairfax County Police.

    Eric LaRocque, 33, was found dead inside his Vienna home July 31.

    Kim Pham LaRocque, 35, mourned her husband along with family after his sudden death. Twelve days after he died she updated her Facebook profile picture with a button bearing her husband's initials and reading: “Forever in our hearts.”

    Police discovered a handgun and bullet at the scene, according to a search warrant. They seized computers and cellphones from the home and analyzed the data. They presented their case Monday.

    A grand jury indicted Kim LaRocque on charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Police arrested her Monday night as she left her job at Fannie Mae. She is being held without bond.

    Police did not comment on a motive for the shooting.

    Kim and Eric LaRocque were Virginia Tech graduates with two children. Eric LaRocque was a successful engineer at Dewberry Consultants.

    "We find no comfort in these proceedings, but they are important to all who knew and loved Eric," a statement from the victim's family read. "Our focus is on Eric's children."