Milan Man Charged with Mudering His Wife

A northeast Missouri man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of his wife. Police say 20-year-old Edward “Eli” Withey fatally shot his wife last week in Milan. Friends of Mattie Withey found her body in the couple’s apartment. Investigators found the murder weapon, a .22 caliber rifle, at the scene. It’s believed the murder happened on Thursday. Withey was arrested at work Friday morning. He is also charged with armed criminal action, and abandonment of a corpse. He’s being held without bond.