SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — State Police at Bloomsburg have announced criminal homicide charges against a Benton area man for the alleged murder of his wife.

According to the Troop N Major Case Team, which is handling the investigation, John Alan Deeter, 69, of Fallow Brook Road, was taken into custody and criminally charged after the body of his wife, Paula S. Deeter, 63, was discovered inside the couple’s residence at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday. The state police investigation claims that Paula Deeter was shot multiple times by her husband.

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