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Former Newtown Resident Found Guilty Of Wife’s 1984 Murder

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John Heath (Newtown Police photo)

John Heath (Newtown Police photo)

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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut man charged with killing his wife in 1984 has been found guilty, three years after her skeletal remains were found under a barn floor on their former property in Newtown.

 The News-Times reports 70-year-old John Heath of Bridgewater was found guilty Wednesday in Danbury Superior Court. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 3.

Heath has said he’s innocent and doesn’t know what happened to his wife, Elizabeth, when she vanished in 1984, shortly after he filed for divorce. Defense lawyer Frank O’Reilly plans to appeal.

Heath was arrested in 2010 after his wife’s body was found.
The medical examiner’s office determined that Elizabeth Heath died from blows to the head.
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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

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