PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An 80-year-old Northampton County man is now charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife. Edgar Himel was arraigned around 9 a.m. after he arrived at Philadelphia International Airport on Friday.
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Officers arrested Himel in Colorado.READ MORE: Residents In Philadelphia Soak Up Sun, Find Ways To Beat Heat As Temperatures Soar: 'It Feels Like July'
Police say he fled Pennsylvania earlier this month, after he was accused of shooting and killing his 66-year-old wife, Penny VanTassel-Himel, inside their Palmer Township home.
Palmer Township Police Sgt. Timothy Ruoff says Himel had been staying at hotels in Nebraska and Wyoming before he was captured in Colorado by the Sterling Police Department.MORE NEWS: J.M. Smucker Is Recalling Some Jif Peanut Butter Products Due To Salmonella
Police say the car that he allegedly stole from his late wife was in the Colorado hotel parking lot where he was arrested.