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Man wanted for California murder arrested in Tampa

TAMPA — A man suspected of killing his wife in California last year surrendered to authorities Saturday.

Edly Albert Atherley, 29, walked into the FBI's Tampa office about 3 p.m. Saturday. He was arrested and taken to Hillsborough County Jail, where he will await extradition to San Bernardino, Calif.

Authorities there have been looking for Atherley since Dec. 1, when his wife, Ashley Atherley, 28, was found stabbed to death in Edly Atherley's home.

Ashley Atherley, who grew up in Valrico, left her husband weeks before she was killed, her family said.

"We are relieved to know that he is now in custody and that he cannot harm anyone else," Lucia Robles, Ashley's mother, said in a written statement Saturday night.

"Our prayer is that the judicial process will unfold in a timely and just manner so that Ashley's death will be properly recorded as a domestic violence murder and our family can experience justice for the loss of Ashley's beautiful and productive life."

Man wanted for California murder arrested in Tampa 01/18/14 [Last modified: Saturday, January 18, 2014 7:42pm]
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