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Man Flees To Pa., Admits To Killing Wife In SC

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File photo of crime scene tape. (Photo by: John Li/Getty Images)

File photo of crime scene tape. (Photo by: John Li/Getty Images)

IVA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina man killed his new wife, then fled to Pennsylvania and called police to confess.

Iva police said 28-year-old Jonathan Craig Roe was detained Monday in Lower Allen, Pa., and was being charged with murder.

Iva Police Chief Tommy Miller says authorities were called to the couple’s home Sunday night and found a woman dead inside a bedroom. Authorities said 48-year-old Sonja Lynn Roe had been shot several times. Police were not sure when she died.

Police say Jonathan Roe was recently released from jail after being arrested on other charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill. No other details about those charges were released.

Roe was awaiting extradition to South Carolina. It wasn’t known if he had an attorney.

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