Greater than three many years after a Maryland newlywed was fatally stabbed in an obvious home break-in, chilly case detectives have reportedly charged her husband with the homicide.

Baltimore County Police on Monday introduced the indictment of John Norton for his spouse’s homicide. It was Norton who discovered his 23-year-old spouse, Karen Norton, after she had been stabbed to demise of their Catonsville residence on Dec. 17, 1985.

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Norton, 57, of Sykesville, Md., wasn’t a suspect initially however, after years of learning crime scene pictures, police have been capable of show the crime scene had been staged, WBAL-TV reported.

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“That is one thing that the sufferer’s household has been ready a extremely very long time for,” police spokeswoman Jennifer Peach instructed the station. “It has been 33 years within the making and I feel the investigators and the division, together with the household, are simply ecstatic that we have been lastly capable of get this case to the purpose the place we are able to prosecute it.”

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Police mentioned on the time of the homicide that Karen Norton was killed after she arrived residence from work at J.C. Penney and interrupted a housebreaking.

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Her husband allegedly discovered her keys nonetheless within the entrance door after which found the physique when he bought residence about an hour later, the Baltimore Solar reported on the time.

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Over time, detectives started to slender in on Norton because the prime suspect as they continued to work the case, police mentioned in a information launch.

“Current developments within the case have uncovered new proof that additional supported that concept,” the information launch mentioned.

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WBAL reported that Norton was jailed with out bail.

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