A dad accused in a court filing of beating his wife after she allegedly got pregnant is facing felony charges.
The Austin American-Statesman reports that 28-year-old Mark Allen, who has no prior criminal record, is accused of threatening his wife with a shotgun and then using his firearm to kill her.
The wife, who also has a previous felony conviction, was hospitalized and is listed in critical condition, according to the paper.
She was taken to a hospital emergency room and later died.
Allen’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.