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City councilman charged with drowning wife in bathtub in Hart

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  • Lee-Ann Elizabeth Shannon
    

HART, Mich. (WZZM) - A Hart City Council member has been arrested and charged with killing his wife by drowning her in the bathtub.

Oceana County Sheriff's investigators say that Lee-Ann Elizabeth Shannon, 34, of Hart, was found dead in the bathtub of her home on Courtland Street on December 29. Her husband, Timothy Shannon, 34, reported the death as an accident.

After questioning, detectives arrested Timothy Shannon on Tuesday and he was charged with Open Murder Wednesday. He was denied bond and is currently in the Oceana County Jail.

Investigators have confirmed Timothy was in a relationship with another woman and they are investigating a possible connection.  The Shannons were married six years and have two young children.

Timothy Shannon was elected to a seat on the City Council in 2011.

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