- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A former Middle Tennessee State University professor has been accused of fatally stabbing his 79-year-old wife inside their Florida condominium.

Riviera Beach police spokesman Rose Anne Brown tells news outlets that investigators believe 78-year-old James Huhta stabbed Mary Huhta several times inside their Singer Island home and then jumped out the second-floor window.

He was taken to a hospital, where investigators say he admitted to the slaying. James Huhta was listed in stable condition Monday. Brown says he is being charged with murder.

The university’s website says James Huhta was a history professor who helped bring about the school’s Center for Historic Preservation. He retired in 2002.

Mary Huhta was a former Murfreesboro City Council member.

It’s unclear whether James Huhta has an attorney.


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