Marana wife accused of killing husband makes first court appearance

MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Marana woman is in jail, accused of killing her husband. Our cameras were in court as a judge issued Toni Mayfield a 250,000 bond. She's facing a charge of second degree murder.

Neighbors say they heard the commotion late Thursday night.

"It sounded more like a crash kind of like thing," said Carrie Diana. Diana lives next door to the couple. She heard some noise Thursday night after 11 p.m. about the same time police say Mayfield killed her husband Jerry.

"It's scary and it's completely different than what I thought the scenario might be," said Diana.

Police aren't releasing how Jerry died or what led up to the killing but neighbors saw Toni being taken away by paramedics on a gurney. She was later arrested. Police say it's the first homicide in the town of Marana this year.

"You just think that something in this quiet of a neighborhood would be uncommon," said Diana.

Investigators spent all day and much of the evening collecting evidence at their home near Twin Peaks and I-10.

"I see the crime unit and everything else and that was really shocking," said another neighbor.

Residents in the Marana community say nothing like this has ever happened here before.

Alex VanWeelden said, "It really took me back. It really made me sick to my stomach that this would happen in our neighborhood."

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