Harrowing 911 call of man who shot wife 'after mistaking her for intruder'

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'I just shot my wife in the stomach': Harrowing 911 call of man who opened fire on the mother of his children after 'mistaking her for an intruder' Noah Gaston, 36, is accused of murdering his wife Alicia, 34, in Maine in 2016  Alicia was shot dead and found at the bottom of their staircase in their home Her husband called 911 at 6.17am to say he thought she was an intruder He said he woke up to sounds downstairs and had checked on their kids when he opened fire on her as she walked up the stairs The couple had been having financial problems at the time, according to the victim's sister  Gaston cried on Monday as the 911 call was played at his murder trial  

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:52 GMT, 12 February 2019 | Updated: 23:51 GMT, 12 February 2019

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The harrowing 911 call of a husband who shot his wife dead in Maine in 2016 was played at his murder trial on Monday and reveals how he told operators that he thought she was an intruder. 

Noah Gaston, 36, is on trial for the death of his wife Alicia, who he shot dead in their home in January 2016

He claims that he thought she was an intruder and that he had gone to check on his three children in their beds after waking up in his bedroom to the sound of what he thought were walkie-talkies.

Noah Gaston, 36, is on trial for the death of his wife Alicia, who he shot dead in their home in January 2016

Noah Gaston, 36, is on trial for the death of his wife Alicia, who he shot dead in their home in January 2016

Noah Gaston, 36, is on trial for the death of his wife Alicia, who he shot dead in their home in January 2016

Prosecutors say he killed her intentionally but they have not yet offered a motive.

The victim's sister testified that they were having financial troubles at the time of the killing and that her sister homeschooled her children and sold scarves to make extra money.

Her brother-in-law had recently left a cooking job at the time.  

She was shot as she made her way up the stairs, he said, but it is not clear how far she had gotten when she was struck. 

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