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PHX woman pleads not guilty in death of spouse

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 17:59:46-05

A Phoenix woman accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband has pleaded not guilty.

Amanda Lynn Miller entered her plea at her arraignment Thursday. Her initial pretrial conference is scheduled for March 8.

The 30-year-old Miller was arrested Jan. 5 after emergency crews were dispatched to the couple's home on a medical call.

Authorities say the front door was found open and there was a haze of smoke from an extinguished fire.

Police say Miller told officers she shot her husband.

They say 36-year-old Jesus Nevarez-Galindo had gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say there was a history of domestic violence between Miller and her husband.

Miller says she and her spouse argued over money and lack of food in their home.