Minnesota Air Force Veteran Shot and Killed by Ex-Husband Just Days After Remarrying

Lauri Deatherage celebrating her marriage to Billy Deatherage, just days before her murder. (Facebook)

An Air Force veteran in Minnesota was allegedly killed by her ex-husband just days into her new marriage, according to a report.

Lauri Anne Deatherage, 48, was found fatally shot Friday in her home in Robbinsdale, where cops were called for a welfare check, the Star Tribune reported.

Deatherage, formerly known as Lauri McCloud, married fellow Air Force veteran Billy Deatherage on June 13 – which was also her birthday — and planned on moving to Arkansas to live with her new hubby, the newspaper reported.

Lauri Deatherage served in the Air Force in the 1990s. (Facebook)

“Our time was cut short by an atrocious act,” Deatherage, 53, told the newspaper. “We had been married for less than one week before she was taken away from me.”

Cops took a 64-year-old man into custody with help from other agencies following a 10-hour standoff at a home in Brooklyn Center, where police tracked down her ex-husband, the Star Tribune reported.

Robbinsdale police Capt. Mike Coleman said the suspect, who was not immediately identified, remained in custody Monday at the Hennepin County Jail pending murder charges.

Robbinsdale police said in a statement to The Post that Deatherage appeared to be the victim of a homicide that was not “random in nature.”

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SOURCE: New York Post, Joshua Rhett Miller

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