Lehigh Co. man held for trial in death of estranged wife

January 22, 2014 11:09:30 AM PST
An eastern Pennsylvania man charged with fatally shooting his estranged wife in front of their three children has been ordered held for trial.

Thirty-seven-year-old Win Min Htut of Bethlehem was in court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Lehigh County on criminal homicide and related charges in the Dec. 17 death of 37-year-old Thida Nyint.

The Express-Times said the defendant was crying in court and kissing a photo of an unidentified woman that he had with his paperwork.

Police said the couple's 16-year-old daughter called 911 and said her parents argued in the home before going outside, where the woman was shot. Prosecutors said their 10-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter also witnessed the shooting.

The slaying occurred the same day a protection-from-abuse order was approved against Htut.


Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com