- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a woman has been charged in the death of her 65-year-old husband whose body was found at an Amarillo motel.

Randall County jail records show 57-year-old Mary Elizabeth Cheatheam was being held Tuesday on a murder charge. Online jail records do not list an attorney for Cheatheam, whose bond was set at $500,000.

Amarillo police on Friday afternoon were dispatched to the American Motor Inn on a report of a deceased person. Authorities identified the man as Samuel Luke Cheatheam.

No cause of death was immediately released.

The Amarillo Globe-News reports public records show the couple married in 1998.


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