Ex-Ann Arbor officer charged with open murder, accused of fatally strangling wife

- A 66-year-old man who called police to report he had strangled his wife was arraigned Tuesday on open murder charges.

Police say former Ann Arbor police officer Ken Neigebauer was arrested for the strangulation of his 63-year-old wife Marcia Neigebauer on Nov. 19 in their Pittsfield Charter Township apartment.

"Could I have my attorney - could you get a hold of my daughter and have her get ahold of me?" Kent said during the proceeding.

Former Ann Arbor officer calls 911 to report he strangled wife to death

The judge entered a not guilty plea on the charge that could put him in prison for life. His bond was denied.

Neigebauer retired from the Ann Arbor Police Department in 2004.  He has no criminal record, and lived with his wife who reportedly had ALS.

"Damn, there's another side. I don't know. I have no idea why," said Gary Oxender, friend and a former Ann Arbor police officer.

Ex-Ann Arbor police officer accused of strangling wife to death

The law for an open murder charge the prosecutor does not have to show motivation, nut the prosecutor will have to show that a crime was committed and that he committed the crime. That will take place in December.

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