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Hendersonville wife dies 6 days after shooting; husband charged

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Ashlee Witham Cundiff Ashlee Witham Cundiff
Joseph Cundiff (Courtesy: Sumner County Sheriff's Office) Joseph Cundiff (Courtesy: Sumner County Sheriff's Office)

A woman that police said was shot by her husband in Sumner County has died from her injuries.

Hendersonville police said Ashlee Witham Cundiff, 26, died early Tuesday morning after she was shot Feb. 13 at 10 p.m.

Joseph Cundiff is accused of shooting his wife inside their LaSabre Drive home.  He is now charged with first-degree murder.

Officers found Ashlee Cundiff with a single gunshot wound, but detectives aren't saying where she was shot.

She was transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center before dying six days later.

According to detectives, Joseph Cundiff, 29, said the shooting was an accident.

When he was taken to a Hendersonville hospital for conditions unrelated to the shooting, police say his behavior was out of control, so they charged him with disorderly conduct and later with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting his wife.

One neighbor, who asked not to be identified, said Joseph Cundiff has been violent in the past, saying that just a month ago, the man shot and killed his own dog in front of neighbors.

"When you hear a lot of raised voices all the time, a lot of hollering and screaming and the other shooting incident of the dog, you just always wonder," the neighbor said.

The couple's two small children were in the home at the time of the shooting Wednesday, but neither was hurt.

Joseph Cundiff is being held at the Sumner County Jail.  A hearing is set for March 27.

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