Less than 24-hours after the shooting death of a Tullytown woman, her boyfriend, a Montgomery County man, is charged with criminal homicide and possession of an instrument of crime.

Credit: Crime Watch PA — Anthony Depolo, 33, of East Greenville

Anthony Depolo, 33, was arraigned via Judge Robert Wagner early Monday and ordered him held without bail. Depolo’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 10 in Levittown.

According to reports, Helen Lynn Farr, 45, was found lying on the ground in the 300 block of Main Street when police arrived around 8:40 p.m. Sunday evening. Farr had no fixed address but was known to be staying in Tullytown. Police pronounced her dead at 1:15 a.m.

Depolo told police Farr took his .380 caliber Ruger semi-automatic handgun out a holster he was wearing and shot herself. He was then interviewed by Bucks County Detective Martin McDonough and Lt. David Kemmerer.

He denied any domestic arguments and told police she shot herself then he returned his gun to its holster. When police took a break, Depolo admitted to the killing.

According to the affidavit, Depolo, eventually, said he fired one shot in Far’s neck and chest area before he returned the gun to his holster.

Deputy District Attorney, Kristin M. McElroy, will handle the prosecution and the Tullytown Borough Police Department along with the Bucks County Detectives are investigating.