Police arrest estranged husband in 1997 slaying

Police arrest estranged husband in 1997 slaying (Image 1)
Police arrest estranged husband in 1997 slaying (Image 1)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Police have arrested a Chattanooga woman's estranged husband in her 1997 stabbing death.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports police long suspected Adolphus Hollingsworth might be responsible Victoria Witherspoon Carr death.

The couple had a history of domestic violence.

Carr's 9- and 4-year-old children were the last people to see her. She put them to bed, and when they woke up, she was gone. Her pager was on the floor and the phone was off the hook.

Police won't say what new evidence has allowed them to arrest Hollingsworth now, but the break came after Carr's case appeared on the television show “Cold Justice.”

Hollingsworth has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder and is in custody in Texas, awaiting extradition to Hamilton County.

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