Woman, 61, Strangled 77-Year-Old Husband, Police Say

CARY, N.C. (May 9, 2013)-- Dottie Amteya, 61, was charged with murder after her elderly husband was strangled at the couple’s home in Cary, N.C.

Officers were sent to the home at around 11 p.m. Wednesday after a call from someone who reported that the husband, Sharad Amtey, 77, 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 was held in the Wake County jail.

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

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