Phoenix man kills wife after she suffered a stroke, tells police she'd become a burden

6 month ago

A Phoenix man has been arrested Monday for his wife's killing after he allegedly told police she had become a burden since she suffered a stroke.

Jonathan Conaway, 45-year-old, was arrested after the body was found inside their North Phoenix home. Police reportedly discovered the body on a couch, with traumatic injuries. They also recovered a wrench and a belt near the victim. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Conaway told police officials he and his wife of 14 years, Janice Conaway, had personal and financial problems, that he had recently lost his job and didn't want their two children to take care of the ailing mother.

He remains in jail on a $1 million bond on suspicion of first-degree murder.