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Police: Upstate man kills wife then flees to PA

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Police say they found the wife's body inside this Lee Street home Sunday night. (Jan. 6, 2013/FOX Carolina) Police say they found the wife's body inside this Lee Street home Sunday night. (Jan. 6, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Jonathan Roe (Cumberland Co. Prison) Jonathan Roe (Cumberland Co. Prison)
IVA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police said a man shot and killed his wife inside their Iva home Saturday then fled to Pennsylvania.

Iva police said Jonathan Roe, 28, left the couple's Lee Street home and drove to Lower Allen Township, PA, where he called 911 and said he killed his wife.

Lower Allen Township police called Iva police to report what Roe told them, and when police responded to the home Sunday night, they said they found the body of Sonja Roe, 48. Police said she was shot several times.

The couple was married in November. Police say Roe had a criminal record before they were married.

"Back in 2002 he was charged with kidnapping, assault and battery with intent to kill and armed robbery," said Iva Police Chief Thomas Miller.

Police said the suspect confessed to the crime Sunday. He is in custody in Pennsylvania awaiting extradition back to the Upstate.

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