A Leesville man has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife after telling detectives she died of an overdose.

According to our news partner, KATC, Destin Reder was charged with one count of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Samantha Johnson Reder

Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office received a call at approximately  6:30 a.m. Thursday regarding an overdose of Samantha Reder.

When they reached the residence where the call originated, Samantha Reder was found dead. Investigators determined the overdose ruse did not match the physical evidence.

The woman's husband Destin Reder admitted to officers that he and his deceased wife were involved in a physical altercation.

Destin Reder'r bond was set at $3 million.

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