Man Indicted in Motel Murder of Estranged Wife

The man suspected in connection with the death of his wife was indicted yesterday on charges of first-degree murder and grand larceny. 49 year old Sylvester Cheatham is accused of killing his estranged wife, Arnita Michelle Cheatham at a Madison Heights motel, one day shy of her 42nd birthday. Her body was discovered August 2, in a room at the Executive Inn on Rt.29; an investigator testified Tuesday, according to media outlets, that it appeared an assault had taken place on the bed. Officials say Arnita Cheatham ultimately died of head trauma. A two-day jury trial has been set for March 26 and 27.

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