Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

St. Johns Man Held in Wife's Shooting Death

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

St. Johns Man Held in Wife's Shooting Death

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Byline: Shawna Sundin, Times-Union staff writer

A St. Johns County woman is dead and her husband is in custody after a domestic disturbance at their home Tuesday night.

St. Johns County sheriff's deputies went to a house in the St. Augustine South subdivision about 9:20 p.m. after getting a report of a woman with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Jeanine Gray, 44, was pronounced dead at the home in the 200 block of Wisteria Road. Her husband, 49-year-old Terry Lamar Gray, was charged with murder, said Kevin Kelshaw, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said Gray got into an argument with his wife's 15-year-old daughter and during the argument Jeanine Gray was shot in the neck with a handgun. The girl fled to a neighbor's home, where the Sheriff's Office was called.

Gray was being held in the county jail yesterday with no bail set, Kelshaw said.

IN THE COURTS

GUILTY PLEAS:Two Eastern Europeans pleaded guilty yesterday and agreed to cooperate with authorities investigating an employment agency that made thousands of dollars staffing Northeast Florida hotels and restaurants with illegal aliens.

Cyril Anatolyevich Kovalinsky of Belarus pleaded guilty to conspiring to encourage illegal aliens to reside in the United States. Monika Onnela of Estonia pleaded guilty to marriage fraud.

Both are cooperating with an investigation into North Florida Hotel Services, which staffed more than two dozen restaurants and hotels in Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Nassau counties with workers, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Gallagher said.

Onnela told investigators the business made $20,000 to $35,000 profit a month for nearly a year. Investigators have identified 127 illegal workers employed by the company, Gallagher said. Most were here on tourist visas that didn't allow them to work. …

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