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Court documents: Tatum used gun in wife's killing

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -

Court documents say the man last seen with missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd used a firearm to kill his wife.

The charging papers say Khalil Tatum, 51, shot his wife, Andrea, in the head at the Red Roof Inn in Oxon Hill. Tatum is accused of first and second-degree murder as police continue a desperate search to try to find him and the girl, whose mother entrusted him with her care.

The court papers give a timeline of Tatum's whereabouts and say he checked into the motel at 10:04 p.m. on March 19 with his wife and three other people. The three other people left him and his wife in the room alone after about an hour and a half.

According to the documents, one of the three companions returned at 5:40 a.m. the next morning to pick up Tatum. That companion says he saw Tatum's wife lying on the bed dead and that Tatum refused to allow him to enter the room.

Tatum and the man got into a car and left. The man dropped Tatum off at the Southern Avenue Metro station in Suitland.


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