Fair
62°FFairFull Forecast

Husband convicted in wife’s murder

Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

PEORIA (AP) – A former Baptist missionary accused of shooting his wife to death on Valentine’s Day of last year was found guilty of first-degree murder.

The Journal Star reports the jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Monday before finding Nathan Leuthold guilty in the death of 39-year-old Denise Leuthold.

Leuthold was accused of shooting his wife in their Peoria home so he could pursue an affair with a 21-year-old Lithuanian woman whom he and his wife sponsored to study in the U.S.

Leuthold faces 45 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 10.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

National video



Reader Poll

How do you rate Hillary Clinton’s choice of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to run for vice president on the Democratic ticket?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor