The wife of a prominent local Republican activist in New Jersey is in jail after police arrested her for fatally shooting her husband on Christmas Day. Prosecutors claim that Marylue Wigglesworth, 51, shot her husband David Wigglesworth at the couple’s Mays Landing home.
Fox News reported further that the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said that police arrived to find David Wigglesworth, 57, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. His wife is now in jail at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
“The slain man had been involved in local politics. He ran as a Republican for the Township Committee in 2019 but lost. He also served on the Planning Board and volunteered for the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, according to New Jersey 101.5,” Fox News noted. “The couple share an adult son, WPG Talk Radio reported. Police did not disclose a motive for the slaying. Photos on Marylue Wigglesworth’s Facebook page show a smiling, affectionate couple.”
“I cannot believe this,” one local wrote regarding the incident on Facebook, the New York Post reported. “We’ve known Dave and Mary for years…This just can’t be true.”