Randy Meisner: Former Eagles Bassist Accused of Murdering Wife

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Randy Meisner - the singer/songwriter best known for his work with legendary rock group the Eagles - has reportedly been arrested in connection with the death of his wife, Lana Rae Meisner, who was shot and killed Sunday evening.

Randy and Lana Rae Meisner

Details are scarce at this time, but TMZ is reporting that Lana Rae called police yesterday afternoon to report a domestic disturbance.

Just 90 minutes later, Randy called 911 again, this time to report that his wife had suffered a fatal gun shot wound.

Meisner told police that his wife went into a bedroom with a BB gun, and he heard a gun shot shortly thereafter.

The 69-year-old musician may not have been formally charged yet, but given his long history of erratic behavior and his frequent violent altercations with his wife, it is widely believed that he is being treated as a person of interest in the investigation into Lana Rae's death.

Police insiders say Meisner was hospitalized at 4:45 this morning after "acting in an altered state."

The highly-regarded bass guitarist - who's best known for co-writing and performing on the Eagles' 1975 hit "Take It to the Limit" - has a long history of mental instability.

His children have tried to get a conservatorship on more than one occasion, and family sources say Meisner recently threatened to go on a killing spree at an Encino hospital.

This is the second tragedy this year for one of the most popular band's in the history of rock.

Eagles' founding member Glen Frey passed away in January.

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