MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Morgantown man accused in the April 19 shooting of his, Rick Allen Cordes, 49, has waived his preliminary hearing in Monongalia County Magistrate Court.

Cordes has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his wife Jennifer L. Hribar, 39, of Morgantown, at their home on Falling Water Lane after reportedly being seen arguing at two Cheat Lake night spots. Reports indicate Cordes was the aggressor in the altercations.

An autopsy confirmed Hribar’s death was caused by a gunshot wound to the back of the head.

Cordes is being held at North Central Regional Jail without bond. Bond in murder cases can only be set in circuit court.

His next court appearance has not yet been set.