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Robbinsdale woman just days into new marriage when ex-husband allegedly shot and killed her


Lauri Anne Deatherage

Four days before she was shot to death inside her Robbinsdale home Friday allegedly by her ex-husband, Lauri Deatherage was celebrating her new marriage to a fellow Air Force veteran with whom she reunited after decades apart.

Her grieving widower, Billy Deatherage, said Sunday that he met his wife 30 years ago while stationed at the Air Force base in Grand Forks. They reconnected as friends about four years ago and he proposed this spring. They married June 13, the same day as her 48th birthday. "I'll never forget the anniversary!" she wrote on Facebook.

Deatherage, 53, said in the wake of the tragedy he's a "train wreck."


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