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Tennessean charged with killing her husband in Utah

Published May 16, 2014 10:10 pm

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A Tennessee woman has been charged with killing her husband at a Beaver County motel room.

Dorothy Louise Searcy, 44, was charged Friday in 5th District Court with first-degree felony murder. Investigators allege that she stabbed her husband, Reginald Searcy, 45, with a steak knife Wednesday night.

She, her husband, her adult son, Timothy Wilson, and Wilson's girlfriend are all from out-of-state and had been traveling around the country, said Beaver County Sheriff Cameron Noel. After their car broke down, they had been panhandling in Beaver, Noel said.

By Wednesday night, they were staying in a local motel, at 1450 N. 300 West, when Dorothy Searcy allegedly stabbed Reginald Searcy.

Someone called for help at 10:50 p.m., and when emergency responders arrived, they found Reginald Searcy had been stabbed in the chest, according to a Beaver County Sheriff's Office news release.

He was taken to Beaver Valley Hospital, where he later died. The couple, who are from Tennessee, had been married for about 10 years, Noel said.

Searcy is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning.


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