20160114 - Barrington Murder (MA) - nwherald


Matthew Apgar - mapgar@shawmedia.com
Police investigate the scene at 439 North Crook Street on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 in Barrington. Larry Lotz, 65, phoned 911 at approximately 12:40 a.m. telling dispatchers that he shot his wife, Harper College employee Karen Lotz, 59, multiple times in the garage. News outlets report that they had an argument over leaving a coffee maker on and Lotz fired at his wife four times, hitting her three times, with a .45 caliber handgun in his office above their detached garage. Karen Lotz died from her wounds and Larry Lotz is being charged with first degree murder with bond set at $3 million.