Wife strangled, husband charged with murder

Wife strangled, husband charged with murder

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Wife strangled, husband charged with murder

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by KTVB.COM

KREM.com

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 1:05 PM

BOISE -- Police say the 62-year-old husband of a woman found dead by strangulation in a south Boise home on Thursday likely killed her.

Bruce W. Macomb, 62, was arrested Friday after being released from a local hospital.

He's charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 58-year-old Beba Macomb.

Police cite evidence purported to show the 62-year-old man killed his 58-year-old wife via asphyxiation through strangulation.

Police found the body of Beba Macomb in the couple's home on the 1600 block of West Warren Street on Thursday at approximately 4:00 p.m. That's when officers were called to conduct a welfare check.

According to reports, before officers could knock on the door, Bruce Macomb left the house with what appeared to be a non-life threatening injury to his neck.

Police say the injury was likely self-inflicted.

Macomb is currently in the Ada County Jail. He's expected in court early next week.

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