News

Actions

Former MTSU Professor Accused Of Killing Wife

Posted at 10:12 PM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 23:12:04-04

A former Middle Tennessee State University professoris suspected of fatally stabbing his wife and then jumping or falling from a third story condo in Singer Island.

According to WPTV, Investigators with the Riviera Beach Police Department said a maintenance worker found the man on the ground in his underwear. He was taken St. Mary's Medical Center for treatment.

Police said Riviera Beach Fire Rescue went to the man’s apartment to tell his wife and that's when they found her unresponsive in a back bedroom.

She was discovered lying near a pillow at the Eastpointe condominium complex at 5380 North Ocean Drive, according to police.

Police identified the husband as 78-year-old James Huhta and his wife as 79-year-old Mary Huhta.

James Huhta was hospitalized. Police said he has confessed.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Riviera Beach Police Department at 561.845.4123, or the Riviera Beach Police Investigations Unit at 561-840-4813 and ask to speak with either Detective Weiner or Detective Ramsey.