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Wake man charged with wife's murder

Posted May 29, 2012

— The Wake County man arrested in Virginia last week with his wife's body in the back of his pickup truck was order held without bond Tuesday in her death.

Investigators have not released how or when Sherry Howard, 50, died. Her husband, Sonny Howard, 42, faces life in prison or the death penalty if he is convicted of first-degree murder.

Deputies in Galax, Va., arrested Sonny Howard Wednesday, hours after a neighbor called the Wake County Sheriff's Office to report seeing a body at the Howards' home at 14925 Creedmoor Road.

Investigators tracked him to Galax by following the signal on his cellphone, authorities said.


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  • abbynork May 30, 2012

    I don't condone his actions. I understand them, however...

  • didisaythat May 30, 2012

    Another fine example why the courts need to make it illegal for the police to track people's phones. We need to make it more difficult for police not easier. Why do we want the criminals arrested?

  • Scubagirl May 30, 2012

    "What is wrong with these guys?"

    members of the 'if I can't have her, no one can' club???

  • Winston May 30, 2012

    "Lesson learned here: If you're going to commit murder, get rid of your cell phone." Bubba

    I paid too much for mine. I just power mine down, during those occasions.

  • BubbaDuke May 30, 2012

    Lesson learned here: If you're going to commit murder, get rid of your cell phone.

  • foghat001 May 30, 2012

    Of course there is "more" to this story, dwr1964, but until the police/district attorney and family associates tell about it, WRAL can hardly report it, can they? He was driving the body to dump it someplace, not just driving around with it - it was in the back of his truck, not the passenger seat being his radio-buddy.

  • miyata May 30, 2012

    So the neighbor was right after all. There was a dead body in the yard. Crazy!!!!!

  • n ter tained May 30, 2012

    This guy is another piece of work...you got the dude in Meadow stabbing his woman in the neck, the guy in Chapel Hill gunning down his wife...?????? Just divorce them or whatever....What is wrong with these guys?

  • Bartmeister May 30, 2012

    "Ahhh sir, there's a body in the back of your truck. Can you tell me how it got there?"

    "You see...... what happened was......................................"

  • johnnyislate May 29, 2012

    Law "inforcement?" lol. The something wrong is this dummy got caught before he found a place to dump his wife's body. At least no one is claiming he's being railroaded and the body was planted in his car.