WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Sleepy Hollow man accused of strangling his wife has been indicted in Westchester County.
Christopher Howson, 49, was arraigned Monday on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree strangulation, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced.READ MORE: House Passes Equality Act, Bolstering Legal Protections For LGBTQ Americans
On Jan. 5, prosecutors said Howson called 911 around 3 a.m. stating that he had strangled his 47-year-old wife Theresa Gorski.READ MORE: Queens Woman Undergoes Liver Transplant After Doctors Link Mystery Infection To Nose Piercing
Gorski, who was a part time staff attorney for Bronx Legal Aid Society, was taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital where she died four days later after she was taken off life support.
Howson is due back in court on April 25.MORE NEWS: COVID Impact: Advocates Say Pandemic Causing Rising Mental Health Issues, Suicide Rates And Exploding Opioid Crisis
If convicted, he faces 25 years to life in prison.