DOCUMENTS: Woman accused of killing husband on I-80 talked with friend about ‘the perfect murder’

An Omaha woman accused of shooting and killing her husband during an argument on Interstate 80 talked with a friend about "how to get away with the perfect murder," according to court documents.
Kathleen Jourdan

An Omaha woman accused of shooting and killing her husband during an argument on Interstate 80 talked with a friend about “how to get away with the perfect murder,” according to court documents.

Nebraska State Patrol investigators arrested 31-year-old Kathleen Jourdan on June 17 for second-degree murder.

Authorities say Jourdan and her husband, 35-year-old Joshua Jourdan, were involved in an argument while traveling on I-80 near Cozad when he pulled over the vehicle. Kathleen Jourdan then produced a handgun and shot her husband twice, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

In an affidavit for her arrest, investigators said during an interview with Jourdan she told them her husband gave her “a look, while at the same time raising his arm” at her “like he was going to strike her.” Jourdan told investigators she felt she was protecting herself and their two kids, who were in the backseat at the time, and that her husband had been abusive in the past, according to court documents.

In other documents, investigators said Jourdan discussed “how to get away with the perfect murder” with a friend.

Jourdan, who was a resident physician at UNMC Omaha, also told investigators her husband had forced her to write prescriptions of non-narcotic controlled substances, according to the documents. Several prescription bottles with pills were found during a search of the couples’ truck, which indicated Joshua Jourdan as the patient and Kathleen Jourdan as the physician who wrote the prescription, according to the documents.

Jourdan is scheduled for arraignment next month. Her bond has been set at $1,000,000.

 

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