Autopsy Concludes Henderson Shooting a Homicide

May 17, 2012

A preliminary autopsy report concludes Michelle Cotter died from a single gunshot wound and her manner of death was a homicide.The 39 year old Henderson and Daviess County school employee was found shot in her home early Tuesday morning. She later died at a local hospital. Her husband, 36 year old Steven Cotter, remains hospitalized at St. Mary's Medical Center after police used a taser to subdue him at the scene.

Henderson police point out a medical ruling of homicide just means the killing of another person and does not necessarily constitute a criminal offense. Their investigation is ongoing and no charges have yet been filed.