Bond set at $1 million for Norton murder suspect

(Norton County Sheriff's Office)

NORTON, Kan. (KWCH) The Norton County Sheriff's Office says bond has been set at $1 million for a Norton man accused of murdering his wife.

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Cape Girardeau police in Missouri arrested 42-year-old Damien L. Shields Monday (April 8) for first-degree murder in the death of his wife, 38-year-old Lori Shields. She was found dead Sunday (April 7) in a home at 16353 U.S. Highway 36, in rural Norton. The victim had been a secretary at Eisenhower Elementary School.

Shields was taken into custody after he was released from the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. where he was taken after officers found him in a hotel room, suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

KDOC records show Shields had a history of domestic violence. He was sentenced to prison on November 30, 2010, for aggravated battery, violation of a protective order and domestic battery. He was released from prison on December 2, 2015.