Cristopher Colbert: Pennsylvania man fatally shoots wife on Christmas Eve, tells his dad it was suicide

Cristopher Colbert: Pennsylvania man fatally shoots wife on Christmas Eve, tells his dad it was suicide
Tamara Colbert, 39, was found dead in an upstairs bedroom (Twitter/Wise_Diva)

ENOLA, PENNSYLVANIA: A Pennsylvanian man who allegedly killed his wife after a heating argument on Christmas Eve, reportedly called his father claiming it was a suicide. Cristopher Colbert, 39, reportedly called his father in Florida and claimed that Tamara Colbert shot herself to death after he allegedly killed her. Colbert's father then called 911 to request that police do a welfare check at his son's Pennsylvania house. Colbert reportedly smelled of alcohol when police arrived.

According to a blood-stained note he reportedly left inside their home, Christopher initially intended to die after his wife, Tamara Colbert. When police arrived at the residence, they spotted Christopher sitting in his car inside the couple's garage, in accordance with court documents obtained by Penn Live. Then they saw a firearm nearby and blood on his head. Tamara, 39, was found dead in an upstairs bedroom.

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According to the police, Tamara ran upstairs after Colbert reportedly attempted to stab her after an argument. The argument continued upstairs in the bedroom, where Colbert allegedly shot Tamara once in the head. According to court documents obtained by People, he is also charged with strangling her. Colbert left behind a blood-stained letter that purportedly read, "There is no one I love more than Tamara," according to court records reviewed by PennLive. "She was my world and I ruined it. I'm so impossibly sorry, understand that I didn't kill her. She and I had a fight. We were not doing well." "We both had tendencies to be angry when things went poorly," the letter purportedly read, per PennLive. "Writing any of this is silly, since we're dead, and I'm going to be seen as the cause."

According to court documents, Colbert's initial hearing is set on January 12. He faces charges of aggravated assault, strangulation, tampering with physical evidence, and criminal murder. According to court documents, his request for bail has been rejected. It's unknown if Colbert has entered a plea or appointed a counsel to speak for him. 

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Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call Det Coleen Redifer at the Hampden Township Police Department at 717-761-2609.

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