Estranged husband charged in teacher death

Man shot 3 times in Hermitage (Image 1)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A grand jury has charged the estranged husband of a Memphis kindergarten teacher with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse in her death.

The Shelby County district attorney general's office says 41-year-old Chris Jones was indicted Tuesday and is being held on $1 million bond in the Shelby County jail.

Arraignment is set for Thursday. Online jail records didn't indicate whether Jones has a lawyer.

He's accused in the death of 33-year-old Heather Palumbo-Jones, who was reported missing April 16 when she didn't show up for work. Her badly burned body was found a week later in a wooded area off U.S. 64.

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