Retired Ann Arbor police officer charged with murdering wife by strangulation

Kent Neigebauer charged with strangling wife

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A retired Ann Arbor police officer is in custody Tuesday night, charged with strangling his wife.

Prosecutors said Kent Neigebauer, 66, killed his wife, Marcia Neigebauer, 63, Sunday night at their home in Pittsfield Township.

The Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety received a call at 10:52 a.m. Sunday from a man who said he had killed his wife by strangulation inside their home, officials said.

The court proceedings Tuesday were handled by way of video feeds, with the grieving family of Marcia Neigebauer and Kent Neigebauer watching on monitors.

The former Ann Arbor officer is charged with murdering his wife last weekend at the Arbor Knoll Apartments in Pittsfield Township.

The judge said it's the policy of her court that a murder defendant will be held without bail, pending the preliminary examination.

As members of the family left court, they said they didn't want to comment on the case.

You can watch Steve Garagiola's full story in the video posted above.

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