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Mon January 14, 2013

Husband Charged in Death of Henderson Guidance Counselor, Coach

Steven Cotter
Steven Cotter
Credit Henderson County Jail

Nearly eight months after a western Kentucky guidance counselor and coach was killed, her husband is now formally charged with murder.  A Henderson County grand jury last week indicted 36-year-old Steven Cotter on a charge of wanton murder.

Michelle Cotter was fatally shot in her home on May 15th 2012, the last day of the school year in Henderson county where she was a dance instructor.  The 38-year-old Cotter was also the guidance counselor at College View Middle School in Daviess County.

According to police, the morning of her death, Michelle's husband, Steven Cotter, called 911.  When officers arrived, they found Michelle with a gunshot wound to the chest and her husband in the home with a firearm.

Seven months later, he is now under indictment and is due in court Tuesday for arraignment. 

Steven Cotter was an assistant coach of the high school boys soccer team in Henderson county.