MADISON, Wis. – Police have arrested a Wisconsin man suspected of killing his wife and blowing up their home to try to cover up the crime.
Authorities arrested 59-year-old Steven Pirus of Madison on Saturday night. He is jailed on guess of first-degree conscious homicide, arson and fast endangering safety.
Pirus is accused of fatally sharpened 50-year-old Lee Anne Pirus. Investigators trust she could have been killed months ago.
Police orator Joel DeSpain expects Pirus to be charged Monday.
The residence exploded and held fire Wednesday. Her physique was found Friday morning in the disadvantage of the house. The Dane County medical examiner’s bureau says she died from “homicidal firearm trauma.”
Authorities lay Steven Pirus manipulated his home’s healthy gas complement to means the explosion. Police contend the blast also involved his neighbors and killed 5 pets.
CBS associate WISC reports that Madison police Chief Mike Koval pronounced he thinks it is probable that Pirus will try to explain his purported actions by observant that his wife asked him to kill her since she couldn’t dedicate self-murder on her own. But Koval pronounced that “we’re going to show what we trust is a cold, distributed killer.”
According to the station, Koval pronounced they will demeanour at financial records, speak to family members and friends, and see if there were marital issues or mental health issues.