BREAKING NEWS: Brian Walshe Indicted In Alleged Murder Of Wife Ana Walshe
Brian Walshe, the Massachusetts father, has been indicted for the murder of his missing wife Ana, prosecutors have announced.
On Thursday, a grand jury in Norfolk County indicted Walshe for first-degree murder, obstruction of justice and other charges, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.
If convicted, Walshe could face life in prison.
Walshe, 48, pleaded not guilty in Quincy District Court during a January arraignment after he was charged with murder, Front Page Detectives previously reported. With the grand jury indictment, it moves the case to Norfolk Superior Court where he will be arraigned in the coming weeks, the Boston Herald reported.
Walshe is accused of killing his wife, who vanished from her Cohasset home on New Year’s Day, as we previously reported. Ana lived there with her husband and three young children.
According to authorities, Walshe killed and dismembered Ana in their basement and then bagged up her remains and threw them in a dumpster before they were incinerated by trash services.
In mid-January, Walshe was charged with murder. He was already in custody at that time over charges of hindering the police probe into his wife, officials said.
Investigators alleged Walshe searched how to cut up and dispose of a body on Jan. 1 and the ensuing days. Investigators have never found Ana’s body.
Surveillance video was discovered, which showed a man that looked like Walshe dumping what appeared to be heavy trash bags into a dumpster at an apartment complex in a town near Cohasset, according to authorities.
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Police attempted to find those trash bags, but prosecutors said they were already taken to an incinerator.
Officers said Walshe told them he last saw his wife alive in the early hours of New Year’s Day when he claimed she left for a “work emergency.”
Ana was first reported missing on Jan. 4 by her employer in DC, where she often commuted during the week for work, officials said.
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