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UNMC physician charged in husband's death out on bond
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UNMC physician charged in husband's death out on bond

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LEXINGTON — A Nebraska resident physician accused of fatally shooting her husband in front of their two children last month has been released on $100,000 bond.

Kathleen Jourdan, 31, put up 10% of her $1 million bail to be released from jail Thursday.

Jourdan is charged with second-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon in the June 17 killing of her husband, 35-year-old Joshua Jourdan, while stopped along Interstate 80 near Cozad.

Investigators have said the couple got into an argument while driving back from Scottsbluff, where the family was in the process of moving. During the argument, Joshua pulled over and called a friend in Georgia to mediate. Kathleen said Joshua gave her a “look” during the call while raising his arm. Kathleen told police she feared for herself and children when she pulled a handgun from the center console and fired two shots into her husband’s chest.

The couple’s two sons, who were in the backseat, weren’t hurt.

Jourdan, a resident physician in the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program, has been placed on administrative leave. She graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine, which is in Grenada, in late 2018.

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