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Trial Underway For Husband In 1984 Killing Of Wife

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John Heath (Newtown Police photo)

John Heath (Newtown Police photo)

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is going on trial in the 1984 killing of his wife, whose remains were found three years ago under a barn floor on their former property in Newtown.

Seventy-year-old John Heath’s murder trial is scheduled to begin Thursday in Danbury Superior Court.

The Bridgewater resident insists he’s innocent and doesn’t know what happened to his wife, Elizabeth, when she vanished in 1984, shortly after he filed for divorce.

The couple’s daughter was 4 years old at the time.

Authorities said Heath got married the following year to a woman who babysat their daughter.

Elizabeth Heath’s remains were found in 2010 by a contractor working on the barn on the property. The medical examiner’s office ruled she died from blows to the head.

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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

 

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