BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the 1979 killing of his wife, who was stabbed 108 times and left on a grave in a Buffalo-area cemetery.
The Buffalo News reports (http://bit.ly/1aR9CyJ ) that Michael Rodriguez was arrested Wednesday morning. He is scheduled to appear in state Supreme Court.
The body of 21-year-old Patty Rodriguez was found April 13, 1979, on a grave in Lackawanna's Holy Cross Cemetery. She was last seen with Rodriguez, her estranged husband, leaving a bar.
State police reopened the case in 2009 at the request of Lackawanna police.
The newspaper reports that investigators took a second look at forensic evidence, used scientific technology that did not exist at the time of the slaying and re-interviewed witnesses.