Cops Bust Husband in Philly Jogger's Strangling
Christopher Murray confesses, police say, citing 'rage incident'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 11, 2014 9:41 AM CDT
A husband has confessed to murdering his jogging wife, police say.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – After a jogger's body was found in a Philadelphia park, police told runners to be on their guard—but it seems the murder wasn't an arbitrary killing. Instead, police say Christopher Murray, husband of jogger Constance Murray, killed his wife in an argument, the AP reports. Murray confessed to the crime after failing a lie detector test, police say, per the Philadelphia Daily News. "I think it was more of a rage incident ... than premeditated," officer Philip Riehl says.

Amid "some ongoing domestic discord," Murray allegedly jumped in a car and followed his wife when she went jogging; at that point, police say, they don't think he was planning to kill her, Reuters notes. The couple ended up arguing on a bench. "She went up there voluntarily to talk to him about whatever was going on and things went bad," the officer notes. Police say Christopher Murray strangled Constance and left her body nearby; he later reported her missing, the AP notes. "The reality was he became a suspect early on and remained a suspect until he confessed," Riehl says, adding that "the people [who] play and exercise in the area … can have a sigh of relief because there is not a predator lurking." The couple has two daughters, ages 12 and 15, per the Daily News.

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Russell's Teapot
Aug 11, 2014 7:32 PM CDT
American women are always making great choices in husbands.
Fredabdal Ghaffar
Aug 11, 2014 1:23 PM CDT
The American Holocaust is about population control (Deficit - death fix it). Economic Oppression is extreme outrageous premeditated and orchestrated physical, medical, mental, financial and emotional stress (murderbyproxy). Wants the body count is reached members of Congress will start the machine again. "He that dies pays all debt",William Shakespear. I can't wait until they say they were torturing and killing you and your love ones to make life better for you. American Stockholm Syndrome (ASS).
Nahshoni Zayid
Aug 11, 2014 12:01 PM CDT
White people can't stop killing their own family members among other things. What is it so hard to resolve an issue without having to resort to ending a family member's life? Must be that "privileged mentality" and total lack and regard for others.