Crimetracker: Morristown man charged with killing wife

Barry Lee Arbaugh (Courtesy: Hamblen Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Barry Lee Arbaugh (Courtesy: Hamblen Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Morristown man faces murder charges after reportedly choking his wife during an argument on Thursday.

According to police, Barry Arbaugh, 54, admitted he started choking his wife during an overnight argument. When he saw that she wasn't breathing. Arbaugh called 911 and told them what happened.

He had started CPR by the time officers arrived shortly after 2:00 a.m. and continued under their supervision until medical teams arrived. Dorothy Arbaugh was taken to Morristown Hospital where she was pronounced dead.


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