Friday, March 24, 2017

Man (72) Suffocated His Wife On Thursday


A 72-year-old Arlington man faces a murder charge after he admitted to suffocating his wife Thursday morning at a home in Granbury, said Sgt. Chris Brichetto, a police spokesman.

Officers were called to a home in the Abe’s Landing neighborhood about 11 a.m., where a 911 caller had reported seeing a man dragging a woman’s body and trying to load it into a car.

When officers arrived, Joseph Scala told them he had suffocated his wife, who was pronounced dead at 11:56 a.m. Thursday, Brichetto said.

Both Scala and his wife, Betty, were admitted into Texas Health Arlington Memorial in December of 2016. Scala was battling cancer.

Back in January, however, his focus was on an act of kindness. Both Air Force veterans, Scala and his wife hoped to see their only daughter, Noelle, receive the Air Force's highest promotion to master sergeant. Both hospital workers and the Air Force worked together to hold the ceremony at the hospital so the couple could attend. Source: WFAA

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