Insurance Agent Gradually Became Prime Suspect In Wife’s Murder
|By Lawrence Buser, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.|
"During the search someone said they'd check
Hathaway said he began to suspect his friend when
He said Caronna had gone to the storage facility two days earlier -- the day his wife went missing -- to get his red 1971 Chevelle, which the two men worked on in the afternoon.
Several days later, Hathaway said, he went with Caronna to help make funeral arrangements and on the ride home, Caronna made a call on his cellphone.
"He was saying '
In earlier testimony,
"He obviously was very distraught," said Justice, who initially was following up the missing person report on
Martin said police considered a full array of explanations for her death, including road rage, gang violence, robbery and other family members, including
Police also learned that Caronna, 48, an insurance agent, had been having an eight-year affair with a woman named
"At that point everyone was a suspect," Martin told the jury, adding that Black was cooperative when interviewed.
Caronna was not charged with his wife's murder until five months later, though he had left town and could not be located for three weeks. He was arrested living under an alias in a
The trial before Judge
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