Barrington man charged with killing his wife

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BARRINGTON, Ill. – A Barrington man is behind bars, charged with the shooting his wife to death in their northwest suburb of Barrington on Friday.

Barrington Police were called to the house in the 400 block of North Cook around 12:40 a.m. on Friday.

The woman, Karen Lotz, was taken to the hospital, where she died.

Officers arrested 65-year-old Larry Lotz at the home.

Neighbors tell WGN the man is an Army veteran and that he and his wife have lived in the neighborhood with their two sons for many years.

At Harper College where Karen Lotz worked since 1996, workers were too distraught to talk on camera but registrar Sue Skora released a written statement:

“She was just as passionate about helping others advance and develop as she was interested in furthering her own education."

Lake County courtroom where Larry Lotz appeared to be formally charged prosecutors say the violence may have been sparked by an argument over a coffee maker.