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A Florida woman was arrested in south Georgia early Thursday after confessing to killing her husband.

41-year old Darcie Riggle is back in Jacksonville where police say she shot her husband.

After the murder, she drove to Homerville where she told a police officer what happened.

This is Darcie Riggle leaving the Clinch County Jail and into the custody of Jacksonville, Florida investigators after confessing to murdering her husband. She appeared to be shaken up and softly said she was sorry.

Reporter: Is there anything you want to say Ms. Riggle?

''I'm sorry," said Riggle.

We asked her what she was doing in Homerville and she said she didn't know where she was going.

"She was driving erratically," said Homerville Police Chief Mark Register.

She confessed to Officer San King.

 "You don't get it often, somebody come to you and say they killed their husband but that shocked me," said King.

Investigators were out processing Riggle's Ford Contour.

Around midnight Officer King saw the car keep braking on the highway. Before he turned on his lights, she pulled into the gas station.

Police say she parked here at the BP station then jumped out of the car and told King she was going to faint.

King called EMS.

"She stated I needed to contact her father that she had done something bad," said King.

Riggle also told him that she was depressed and to call Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Then Riggle said she shot him and thought she killed him.

This was the scene Thursday morning in Jacksonville on Peacefield Drive where her husband was found shot to death in the kitchen.

 "I think it's just crazy that she would come all the way to Homerville to say that," said Jennifer Mendoza.

Neighbors say her guilty conscience probably made her confess and what's sad is that a life is gone and Riggle could spend the rest of her life behind bars.

Jacksonville Sheriff's investigators won't release the name of Darcie Riggle's husband.

A .357 revolver was found on the kitchen counter at their home in Jacksonville.

 
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