Holland police officer bound over for trial in wife's death
Associated Press - January 25, 2008 12:04 PM ET
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HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - A Holland police officer has been bound over for trial in the death of his wife, who also served on the force.
Forty-4-year-old Ken DeKleine remains jailed without bond following his preliminary examination Friday morning in Ottawa County District Court.
Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Gary Miles testified DeKleine told investigators he strangled his 43-year-old wife on Jan. 10 and tried to make Lori DeKleine's death look like a suicide.
The defendant is to be arraigned Feb. 4 on a charge of open murder and would face a mandatory life prison sentence with no possibility of parole if convicted.
A telephone message seeking comment from defense lawyer Floyd Farmer was left at his Spring Lake office after the hearing.