Elderly woman kills her husband and keeps his remains on plastic containersBy Mason White 12:42 PM March 23, 2015
|Loretta Doyle Burroughs|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after dismembering her husband and placing his remains in plastic storage containers, prosecutors in New Jersey said.
63-year-old Loretta Doyle Burroughs was convicted of murder and hindering apprehension.
Loretta Burroughs was arrested after the remains of her husband, Danny Burroughs, were found inside a closet in her home in Ventnor.
Loretta Burroughs had pleaded not guilty, claiming that she does not know who killed her husband.
Loretta Burroughs told friends and family members that her husband left her for another woman shortly before they were supposed to move to Florida.
The remains were wrapped in nine garbage bags with air fresheners, dryer sheets and scented beads to mask the bad smell.
A coroner ruled the death a homicide and concluded that the victims was attacked. Toxicology reports showed drugs in the husband’s body.
The victim had shoulder surgery shortly before his death. Loretta Burroughs faces up to life in prison.