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Police: Geneva man killed wife

Published: Saturday, July 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

GENEVA (AP) – A Geneva man has been charged with murdering his wife and leaving her body alongside nearby railroad tracks.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s office says Shadwick King, 47, is facing two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his 32-year-wife, Kathleen King.

Geneva police say that Shadwick King suffocated his wife in the morning of July 6 at their home. A Metra Rail conductor later that morning reported seeing a female body along the Union Pacific Railway tracks a short distance away.

Police said Kathleen King was dead when they arrived.

Shadwick King has not yet entered a plea.

The Kane County Public Defender’s office is representing him but did not immediately provide comment.

King is scheduled to appear in court July 23.

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