Fairbanks man charged with murder of his wife

FAIRBANKS- After what police had been told was an apparent suicide, an arrest has been made in what authorities now believe is a murder.

A Grand Jury has indicted 39-year-old John McDonald on charges of first degree murder, and murder in the second degree.

Police say these charges stem from a March 20th shooting on Pedro Street at which time they found his wife, Crystal McDonald, deceased from a gunshot wound.

McDonald claimed his wife had shot herself.

According to a release, McDonald was taken into custody today and is being held at Fairbanks Correctional Center.