Transcript for Husband Arrested After Wife Found Strangled in Philadelphia Park
Now to a break in fact murder case that had a city of Philadelphia on edge. The mother of two strangled in a park after going for a job. They have arrested her husband and charged him with murder. Paula Faris with the story. Reporter: This morning 48-year-old Christopher Murray is behind bars after he admits to strangling his wife, Connie Mcclain Murray in the park last Monday. We believe that he followed her and intercepted her somewhere along the pathway. Reporter: Police say when she didn't return from an evening walk, her husband reported her missing at 2:00 A.M. Just hours later, police say a neighbor walking her dogs found her behind this park bench, leaving the city on edge. Before his arrest, Murray spoke to the Philadelphia daily news by phone telling them, my wife was a beautiful woman. A loving, caring mother. A fabulous friend. I think it was more of a -- a rage incident more than premeditated. Reporter: Police questioned Murray who is now charged with murder. On Saturday night, police say he failed a lie detecter test. He became a suspect early on and remained a suspect. Reporter: On Sunday, family and friends hold a memorial for this mother of two girls. Her brother telling ABC news we are very saddened with the news of my sister's murder. Urw O main concern is my nieces Emily and Elizabeth at this time. Mrs. Murray was a kind person who was a leader in this club, in this community. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Paula Faris, ABC news, New York. Yeah. That is a sad case.
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