Palmer homicide arrest

Credit: WFMZ Allentown, PA
Published on July 13, 2019 -
Palmer homicide arrest

Palmer homicide arrest

Live in bethlehem josh rultenberg 69 news.

>>josh, thank you for the updates there and a new arrest in a homicide case nearly a week after a woman was found shot dead inside her north hampton county home.

Now police in colorado have arrested her husband and the suspect wfmz is irene snyder has the story.

>>neighbors say they are now breathing a sigh of relief after learning that edgar himel has been caught officials in colorado a rest of the 80 year-old man early this morning.

Nearly a week after he allegedly killed his wife in this palmer township home more than 1500 miles away from this palmer township home eighty-year-old edgar himel is behind bars.

He's accused of shooting and killing his wife penny vantassel-himel on the 4th of july at their house on old orchard drive officials with the sterling police department in colorado, a rested him while he was staying at a hotel early saturday morning after receiving a tip that vantassel-himel's 2019 nissan rogue was parked there.

Palmer township police officials said in a statement quote we had a law enforcement blanket net around where we thought he would be.

>>was inevitable that he'd get caught but get some relief because his wife was certainly such a wonderful person and it was horrible tragedy to have something like that happen run ground lives across the street from the hamels home.

>>he says a homicide is something he never would have expected.

>>they were very nice very calm very friendly.

Always had a nice word to say i was very shocking the nice young and her family take regular walks down old orchard right something they were nervous about this past week with hemel on the loose.

I know it's a lot of people were walking like they normally walk in the wake of hamels arrest many in the neighborhood are breathing easier.

It's a relief and now we could be at ease earlier this week the northampton county district attorney announced that vantassel-himel called police the night that she was killed.

2 officers arrived at the home saw a man believed to be edgar himel then left officials are conducting an internal investigation to determine if the officers followed protocol.

He will for now is being held in

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