The death of a Lexington woman decided murder. The police have arrested her husband.

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The death of a Lexington woman who died of a gunshot wound earlier this month has been classified as murder and her husband was arrested Saturday and charged with murder.

Ashley Stamper, 35, was found with a gunshot wound on Aug. 17, after police were called to her residence on the 300 block of Linden Walk at 2:26 p.m., according to the Fayette County Police Department and coroner. She was pronounced dead on the spot.

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During the investigation, police said, Stamper’s death was considered murder and warrants were issued for the arrest of her husband, Yovany Chaple-Chalita, 46.

Lexington Police Department arrested Chaple-Chalita Saturday afternoon and charged him with murder – domestic violence and tampering with physical evidence, police said in a press release.

Chaple-Chalita was arrested near Arbor Drive and Trent Boulevard, according to the Fayette County Detention Center website. He is being held on $750,000 bail.

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