Police: Ex-Husband, Wife Charged in Ex-Wife's Death

Monday, Oct 14, 2013  |  Updated 6:26 PM EDT
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Montgomery County police are trying to figure out why a 49-year-old woman was shot and killed in the middle of a street. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

Derrick Ward

Montgomery County police are trying to figure out why a 49-year-old woman was shot and killed in the middle of a street. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

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A Nashville, Tenn., couple will be brought back to Montgomery County to face allegations they murdered the husband's ex-wife early Saturday morning.

Baldeo Teneja, 62, and his wife, 63-year-old Raminder Kaur, have been charged in the death of Teneja's ex-wife, Preeta Paul Gabba, 49.

Authorities say that cell phone and motel records show that Teneja and Kaur were in Montgomery County Friday and Saturday, and they signed their own names when checking into a Red Roof Inn in Rockville, reported News4's Jackie Bensen.

Gabba was found with at least one gunshot wound in the 19700 block of Crystal Rock Drive around 7:45 a.m. Saturday.

Police responded to the scene after receiving several 911 calls about the sound of gunshots there. Witnesses told police they saw a woman walking near Gabba at the time of the shooting. 

Dectectives learned that Teneja was supposed to appear in court Oct. 10 to discuss $10,000 in back alimony and division of other property with his ex-wife, but failed to appear.

Teneja and Kaur had purchased two guns in their hometown of Nashville, Tenn., in the days leading up to the shooting, authorities said.

Arrest warrants were issued for the couple for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. They were arrested Sunday in Nashville and will be extradicted to Montgomery County.

Gabba's 22-year-old son told News4 his mother worked long hours at a moving company.

"She always wanted me to focus on my school and finish college and become somebody in life," Lim Gabba, a student at Montogomery College said.

He said his mother was his only family in the United States, and he is now faced with the daunting task of making funeral attangements.

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