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Wife Charged In Johnston Man's Death

Posted October 11, 2006

— A Johnston County woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with her husband's death earlier this week.

Investigators said Penny Dierickx killed her husband Larry, whose body -- with hands bound with duct tape and mouth taped shut -- was found in South Carolina earlier this week.

Investigators said a bar code on a grocery store discount card led them to Larry Dierickx's home. While visiting the home in an attempt to confirm his identity, they said they saw something suspicious. They later searched the house and subsequently arrested Penny Dierickx, said authorities.

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