Anne Reardon at her July 10, 2013 arraignment in Meade County District Court.
The Reardon home in Guston, KY.
BRANDENBURG, KY (WAVE) - A Jefferson County Public Schools teacher sits behind bars after being arraigned Wednesday in the death of her husband.
Anne Reardon, 45 of Guston, pleaded not guilty to murder charges before a Meade County District Court judge. The JCPS teacher is accused of shooting Daniel Reardon, 45, in the head on the night of July 4 following an argument.
Around 10:50 p.m., Meade Co. deputies said they received a call from Anne Reardon stating the shooting at the couple's Stith Valley Road home was accidental. Family members of Daniel Reardon disagree.
"No, it's not an accident," said Kimberly Reardon, Daniel's sister-in-law. "She had said many times she had threatened to kill him and he said, 'you know what, if you're going to kill me, just get it over with'".
Kimberly Reardon said Daniel's death has created a rift in the family. During Anne Reardon's arraignment, the divide became evident. Family members of Daniel Reardon sat separate from relatives of Anne Reardon.
"I'm crushed," said Lee Reardon, Daniel's mother. "I've lost my youngest son, my baby."
While still struggling with Daniel's death, Lee Reardon expressed her concern for the couple's combined family of seven children.
"I'm asking for prayers for these seven children, five of whom have lost their mother and the only dad they've known for eight years," said the Reardon matriarch.
"I wish we were a family that could hold on to each other," began Kimberly Reardon, "but this is something that they're supporting their mother and we're here supporting our brother."
According to JCPS officials, Anne Reardon worked as a resource teacher in early childhood department based at Western High School.
Reardon remains lodged at the Meade County Detention Center. She is expected back in court on Wednesday, July 17 for a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m.
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