Police: 61-year-old NC woman strangles husband, 77

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Investigators say a 61-year-old woman has been charged with murder after strangling her elderly husband at their home in North Carolina.

Police said they were called to the home in Cary around 11 p.m. Wednesday by someone who said 77-year-old Sharad Amtey was unconscious. He died a short time later at the hospital.

Authorities weren’t releasing any other details about the case.

Dottie Amtey was arrested after officers arrived at her home. She is being held in the Wake County jail, and it wasn’t known if she had an attorney.

Officials in Cary say it is the first homicide in the town southwest of Raleigh in nearly two years.

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