Denise Hudson Caraway

Bedford Woman Murdered by Husband

October 9, 2009

A woman who died from a gunshot wound Wednesday evening was shot multiple times in the head, chest and lower abdomen, according to Lawrence County Coroner John Sherrill.

The gunshot wounds were from the .22-caliber revolver recovered at the scene.

Bedford police received a call at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday for an ambulance on Washington Ave. where Denise Caraway, 48, had been shot according to police. After arriving at the scene, officers discovered she was dead from a gunshot wound.

Her husband Larry Michael Caraway, 47, was arrested Wednesday evening on a preliminary charge of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting. Caraway remains in the Lawrence County Security Center on a $200,000 cash. At this point, he has not appeared in court.

Denise (Hudson) Caraway was a teacher at Head Start and her husband is a Times-Mail newspaper carrier and mows lawns. The couple has two adult sons, one of whom lives at the residence, according to police. Only the couple was home when the shooting happened.

Parsley said police officers had been to the home before to investigate domestic disputes between the couple, the most recent being in June.


(BEDFORD, IN) - A Bedford man will serve the maximum 65 years in prison for murdering his wife in October of 2009.  48-year-old Larry Caraway plead guilty in February to shooting his wife, 48-year-old Denise Caraway, seven times.

Initially, Caraway told police he and his wife were arguing about bills when she retrieved a gun and shot herself.  He later admitted he had fabricated that story.


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