An investigation into the Wednesday death of 90-year-old Annie Morgan has led to the arrest of her husband on a murder charge, Columbus police said on Saturday.
The charge stems from an 8 p.m. Wednesday call for paramedics at the couple’s apartment for a person stricken by a possible cardiac arrest. After paramedics arrived, they noticed a possible stab wound to the victim’s chest.
She was taken to The Medical Center where Deputy Coroner Charles Newton pronounced her dead at 8:45 p.m.
On Thursday, Annie Morgan’s body was sent to the crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy that determined the woman’s aorta was punctured by an unknown sharp object, possibly a letter opener.
Statements from her husband weren’t consistent with the investigation, police Lt. John McMichael said.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morgan family.