Trial of a woman accused in the shooting murder of her husband | State and Region

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting her husband in front of their two children inside the family truck nearly two years ago is set to go on trial in March.

The second degree murder trial of Kathleen Jourdan, 33, is due to start on March 3 and is expected to take place over five days, KRVN station reported.

Jourdan said she acted in self-defense when she pulled a handgun from the center console of the truck and fired two shots into the chest of her husband, Joshua Jourdan, 35, as she pulled over along Interstate 80 near Cozad on June 17. 2020.

Investigators said the couple had an argument while returning from Scottsbluff, where the family was in the process of leaving Omaha to pursue medical residency.

The couple’s two sons, who were in the back seat, were not injured.

After the shooting, Jourdan was placed on administrative leave from the family medicine residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine, which is located in Grenada, in late 2018.

Jourdan remains free after posting $100,000 bond following his arrest.

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Elna M. Lemons