NYC Man Faces Murder Charge After Wife Found Killed in Car

September 15, 2016 Updated: September 15, 2016
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NEW YORK—A New York City man is facing a murder charge after his wife was found dead with her throat slashed.

Police say officers found 45-year-old Karen Ashley late Tuesday in the driver’s seat of her car, which was parked outside her Brooklyn apartment. She was declared dead at the scene.

Police say 55-year-old Beresford Ashley later surrendered himself. The New York Daily News reports prosecutors say he told police he believed he had “committed an offense” and had fought with his wife in front of her apartment.

Beresford Ashley faces charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He has been ordered jailed without bail.

The husband said nothing as he was escorted out of a precinct building Wednesday.

It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.