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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.