- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in the strangulation death of his girlfriend, whose burned body was found by firefighters battling a roadside brush fire last month.

Twenty-four-year-old Anthony Darrell Heath of Allentown is charged with homicide, abuse of a corpse and related counts in the death of 35-year-old Angela Steigerwalt of Tamaqua.

A state police trooper testified Tuesday in Lehigh County Court that Heath said he had been having an affair with Steigerwalt, whose body was found in Carbon County on Feb. 1 off a wooded road by Jim Thorpe firefighters.

The trooper testified that Heath said he killed the victim with a television set electrical cord because he thought she was reneging on a promise to take him to a custody hearing.

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