Husband to be returned to Council Bluffs to face murder charge - Omaha.com
Published Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10:48 am / Updated at 11:20 am
Husband to be returned to Council Bluffs to face murder charge

A Council Bluffs man waived extradition Wednesday in Douglas County court and will return to Pottawattamie County, where he faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife.

Darwin Cox, 55, is accused of shooting Millisa Cox, 44, in their home Oct. 15, then turning the gun on himself, inflicting a wound that sent him to the Nebraska Medical Center.

Cox was discharged from the hospital this week and turned over to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. He is expected to be transported soon to the Pottawattamie County jail.

Cox is accused of shooting his wife in the back during a domestic dispute that brought police to the couple's home at 3441 Ave. B shortly after 8 a.m. For more than an hour, Cox kept police at bay as his wife was rushed to Mercy Hospital in the Bluffs, where she was pronounced dead.

He suffered a gunshot wound to the head that authorities described as superficial.

Cox has at least two previous domestic assault arrests and two assault arrests in Pottawattamie County dating to 1996. All were dismissed in court.

Millisa Cox had at least one domestic assault arrest as well, a 2010 incident that was dismissed.

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