Charlotte murder suspect returns to Rutherford Co., set to face a judge

Published: Dec. 19, 2011 at 9:46 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2012 at 9:46 PM EST
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Michael H. McCraw, 60 (Courtesy: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office)
Michael H. McCraw, 60 (Courtesy: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte man is scheduled to face a Rutherford County judge Wednesday after being accused of killing his estranged wife.

Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis said deputies transferred Michael McCraw, 60, back to their county after he had been held in Charlotte since Sunday.

McCraw's estranged wife, Theresa, was found shot to death Saturday morning in Bosic, NC inside a dog kennel where she had worked for years.

Early in the investigation, deputies identified McCraw as a person of interest. While executing a search warrant at McCraw's home on Farthington Road in Charlotte Sunday, Francis said McCraw showed up.

He was initially arrested on an unrelated charge. Investigators later obtained a murder warrant.

In an email, Francis said McCraw was being held without bond and was scheduled for a hearing Wednesday morning. A clerk at the Rutherford County Courthouse said McCraw would have his hearing from the jail and would not be take.

McCraw is employed at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Charlotte.

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