courtesy Cheyenne Police Department

Cheyenne Man Charged with Wife’s Murder

A Cheyenne man has been charged with first degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing his wife in front of their daughter. Crystal Town was found dead at 4009 Magnolia Drive on Wednesday night with multiple gunshot wounds.

The Cheyenne Police Department responded to the residence at about 9:15 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from the home. An affidavit says 31-year-old Christopher Town called 911 and told the dispatcher he had shot and killed his wife. Christopher was waiting outside when authorities arrived and was arrested.

Laramie County District Court records show Crystal had filed for divorce on August 16. The affidavit reports that Christopher’s mother told a CPD detective that she had talked to Christopher earlier Wednesday night. Christopher’s mother said he was upset because Crystal was late and that he was frustrated because he wanted to get back together with Crystal, but she was moving forward with the divorce.

The affidavit also shows that the incident occurred in front of a 10-year-old girl, likely the couples daughter.

Christopher made his initial court appearance on Thursday afternoon in Laramie County Circuit Court. He was charged with first degree murder, which is punishable by life in prison or death. A preliminary hearing was set for October 11 and bond was set at $100,000.