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Man facing murder charge after wife found dead in motel bath tub

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A Charlotte man is facing charges of murder after police say his wife was found dead inside a bathtub of a Cornelius motel Tuesday morning.

According to police, officers were called to the Microtel Inn, along Torrence Chapel Road, in reference to a death investigation.

When they arrived officers found the body of Danielle Newell in a bath tub.

Cornelius Police later identified her husband, Timothy Leonard, as a suspect.

Leonard was located in Cleveland County, Tuesday morning. After speaking with Leonard, Cornelius Police obtained a warrant for First Degree Murder in Mecklenburg County.

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