Md. murder suspect taught college writing
Joanna Joyce Findlay, accused of fatally shooting her husband inside their Southern Maryland home, is a native of Scotland who has taught at the University of Maryland's English Department since 2002, officials said Tuesday.
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According to her biography and resume, she is a native of Scotland who has studied 20th century British Literature and post-colonial literature of India, Africa and Britain.
One student, according to a report in the Maryland Diamondback, said Findlay liked to talk about guns and how many she owned.
According to investigators in St. Mary's County, Findlay and her husband began arguing on Saturday inside their home. Findlay got a gun from the home and shot him, St. Mary's officials said. She remained on the scene until sheriff's deputies arrived.
Capt. Terry Black, commander of the St. Mary's Bureau of Criminal Investigations, said no one else was inside the home at the time.
A University of Maryland spokesman declined to discuss Findlay's current status. "This is a criminal matter under the jurisdiction of the St. Mary's County police and the process will follow its due course," the school said in a statement.
Findlay had studied at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, according to the Lincoln Journal Star, which reported reaction from associates over the news.
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