NY woman accused of killing husband, burying him under mound of manure

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ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman has been charged with killing her husband of 30 years and burying his body under a manure pile on the couple’s western New York farm.

State police troopers say they were called to the home of 52-year-old Douglas Mess on Monday in the Wyoming County town of Attica and told by his son that his father didn’t go to work and hadn’t been seen since 8 p.m. Sunday.

Police launched an air and ground search and found Mess’ body concealed in a mound of manure at the back of his farm.

Authorities say Mess had been killed by his 48-year-old wife, Charlene Mess. She’s charged with second-degree murder.

Charlene Mess is being held without bail Tuesday in the county jail. Her public defender couldn’t be reached for comment.

Charlene Mess is  charged with killing her husband of 30 years and burying his body under a manure pile on the couple's western New York farm.

Charlene Mess is charged with killing her husband of 30 years and burying his body under a manure pile on the couple’s western New York farm.