Marchman Court Appearance

A Dothan man accused of killing his wife and then trying to kill himself has been released from the hospital.

Billy Ray Marchman made his first court appearance Friday afternoon. He’s charged with murder.

Pamela Marchman was shot to death in the couple's home on Dec. 27.

Police say they found Billy Ray Marchman bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The injury left him blind in one eye.

Marchman is being held in the Houston County Jail under a half million dollar cash bond.