Chattanooga husband tells authorities he killed his wife, turns himself in to jail

Chattanooga husband tells authorities he killed his wife, turns himself in to jail

February 14th, 2012 in Local - Breaking News

Robert Hardnett

Chattanooga police have identified a woman they believe was shot to death Monday by her husband.

Robert Hardnett, 50, walked into Hamilton County Jail at 8:40 p.m. Monday and said he killed his wife, 34-year-old Elizabeth Hardnett, according to a statement from police spokesman Nathan Hartwig. Hardnett said her body could be found inside a building at 1907 Daisy St.

Inside the business, they found her dead with multiple gunshot wounds, Hartwig said.

Hardnett is being held at the jail with a charge of criminal homicide on a $200,000 bond. He had no prior criminal history, according to local court records.

His next court appearance is set for Feb. 21 in Sessions Court.