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UPDATE: Man Pleads Guilty To First-Degree Murder After Shooting Wife Multiple Times

Timothy Christian Wagner

UPDATE: CALLAWAY, Md. — Timothy Wagner, 38 of Callaway, pled guilty to first-degree murder charges in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court late last month, after shooting his wife to death last year.

While attempting to enter a plea deal based on being unable to stand trial, a psychological evaluation found that he was capable of standing for the criminal charges.

In court documents, Wagner admitted that on Feb. 2, 2020, he took a shower and nap before finding his wife asleep on the couch. He would go on to remove a firearm from his bedroom and shoot her multiple times, including in the head.
Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office soon responded to the 20900 block of Jo Marie Way in Callaway, for the reported shooting.

Wagner had contacted emergency communications (911) and advised that he had killed his wife. Deputies responded to the scene and located the victim Felicia Renee Wagner, age 29. The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.

A preliminary investigation that evening determined Wagner shot the victim and fled the scene before the arrival of law enforcement. Wagner was eventually located in Charles County shortly after the incident and was brought back to St. Mary’s County by deputies.

Wagner, who pleaded guilty on Feb. 22 of this year, is now waiting for the results of an investigation which will be used to figure out the scope of his punishment.
Court records reflect the intention of prosecuting Wagner with charges of life-imprisonment without parole.

This is a developing story. We will provide additional information as we receive it.

Contact our news desk at news@thebaynet.com


UPDATE: Callaway, MD - On February 2, 2020, at approximately 8:04 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 20900 block of Jo Marie Way in Callaway, for the reported shooting. An individual later identified as Timothy Christian Wagner, age 36 of Callaway, contacted emergency communications (911) and advised he had killed his wife. Deputies responded to the scene and located the victim Felicia Renee Wagner, age 29 of Callaway, in the living room suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives and crime scene technicians from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined Timothy Wagner shot the victim in the head and fled the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement.  Wagner was subsequently located in another jurisdiction shortly after the incident and brought back to St. Mary’s County by deputies. Wagner was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with the following:

  • Murder First Degree
  • Murder Second Degree
  • Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime
  • Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree

Wagner remains incarcerated at the detention center on a no bond status. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Austin Schultz at (301) 475-4200 extension *1953 or by email at Austin.Schultz@stmarysmd.com.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).  Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.


Callaway, MD - February 2, 2020 at approximately 8:00 p.m., police and rescue responded to a residence on Jo Marie Way, in Callaway for a reported shooting. Units arrived to find a female dead with a gunshot wound. It’s been reported that the husband shot the wife and fled the scene.

At approximately 8:53 police had suspect stopped in Charles County after short pursuit, Crain Hyw shutdown in area of South Faulkner.

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