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Charges against Va. FBI agent going to jury

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STAFFORD, Va. (AP) - Charges against an FBI special agent accused of killing his estranged wife in Stafford County are going to a jury.

Arthur Gonzalez is charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. A Stafford County Circuit Court jury heard closing arguments in the 43-year-old Gonzalez's trial on Tuesday. Deliberations are scheduled to begin Wednesday.

The Free Lance-Star reports that Gonzalez testified Tuesday that he shot his wife, 42-year-old Julie Gonzalez, in self-defense after she attacked him with a knife during an argument.

The couple was in the process of getting a divorce.

Gonzalez has been suspended from his job pending the outcome of the case.

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