Jun 20, 2012 12:30 PM

Kentucky State Police Arrest Suspect In Estranged Wife's Slaying

WHEATCROFT, Ky (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a suspect in the slaying of a western Kentucky woman who was killed with a high-powered rifle has been captured in Illinois.

A statement from police says 41-year-old Billy C. Utley was arrested Wednesday morning at a motel in Cave-In-Rock, Ill. The statement says Illinois State Police surrounded Cave-In-Rock Motel and Utley surrendered.

Police said earlier Monday that were looking for Utley in the fatal shooting on Tuesday of his estranged wife, Theresa A. Utley. State police say they were called to the scene in Wheatcroft, Ky., by the Webster County Sheriff's Department and found Theresa Utley dead inside a vehicle.

Utley was taken to the Hardin County Detention Center in Illinois.

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