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Ga. man charged with killing wife in NY in 1985

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Authorities say a former New York man living in Georgia has been charged with strangling his estranged wife inside her Syracuse apartment nearly 30 years ago.

Onondaga County prosecutors and Syracuse police tell local media Thursday that Ronald Meadow was arrested Monday by police in Douglas County, Ga., executing an arrest warrant for second-degree murder.

Officials say Meadow was arrested at his job at the Mitsubishi plant west of Atlanta.

Authorities say Meadow's 27-year-old estranged wife, Colleen, was found bound and strangled inside her apartment in March 1985.

Police say DNA evidence led to a grand jury recently indicting Meadow. He told investigators in 1985 that he was driving outside Syracuse for hours during a snow storm before his wife was slain.

It couldn't immediately be learned from prosecutors if he has a lawyer.

(Associated Press)

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