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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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.

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

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