Cop Watch

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Retired cop arrested in wife's death

NEWPORT NEWS -- A 57-year-old Newport News woman was found dead early Tuesday morning and police say her husband - a retired police officer - is responsible for her death.

Jack Harvey Steele, 58, was charged Tuesday evening with first-degree murder in the death of his wife Petra, about 13 hours after the woman's body was found in her home, face down on a bedroom carpet.