Kansas man arrested in wife’s 2014 death in Mississippi

Edward Alexander Broom

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas man has been arrested in his wife’s stabbing death in Mississippi.

The Manhattan Mercury reports that Riley County police took 34-year-old Edward Alexander Broom, of Manhattan, into custody Tuesday on a warrant for extradition to Leflore County, Mississippi. He was indicted there Monday on a capital murder charge in the death of his wife, 29-year-old Lakeyla Broom.

It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney.

Lakeyla Broom was found dead in her Greenwood, Mississippi, home after a man called 911 saying he had been tied up and stabbed. Police found Edward Broom tied up in a bedroom and his wife’s body in another bedroom.

Greenwood Police Chief Ray Moore says authorities believe the crime scene was staged. Broom moved to Kansas after his wife’s death.

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