Husband “Disgusted” at Thought of Killing Wife Who Drowned

Closing arguments have begun in the trial of a central Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife and then trying to make her death look like an all-terrain vehicle accident.

Prosecutors in York County allege that 42-year-old Joseph Fitzpatrick drowned his 43-year-old wife, Annemarie, in a Chanceford Township creek in 2012, but told police they crashed their ATV in the water.

Authorities allege that Fitzpatrick wanted out of his marriage, was emotionally involved with another woman and had a $1.7 million life insurance policy on his wife.

Defense attorneys have argued that there's no evidence Annemarie died by force or murder. Fitzpatrick took the stand Monday and said he found the thought of killing his wife ``disgusting.'' He said he and his wife had ``become disconnected'' but they never fought.

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