Hancock Co. man pleads guilty to wife's shooting death

David James Spiers
David James Spiers

By Al Showers - bio | email

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - David James Spiers will spend the next 20 years in prison for killing his wife back in October 2007.

Tuesday morning, Spiers pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The 42-year-old man known by friends and relatives as "Frankenstein" was charged with murder.

Spiers is accused of shooting Audra Spiers, 36, with a shotgun at the couple's home on Eugene-Ladner Road off Caesar-Necaise. That's in north Hancock County. Relatives at the scene told WLOX News she was shot in the head.

Spiers told Judge Larry Bourgeois he had been drinking all day and taken at least six valiums, so he didn't remember what happened. He said his shotgun went off accidentally after an argument with his wife.

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