Trial Soon for Man Accused of Murdering Wife, Leaving Body in Closet for Weeks and Evading Police

Suspect Eddie Hughes being taken into custody, [Photo from the Del Norte County Sheriff's Office]

Suspect Eddie Hughes being taken into custody, [Photo from the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office]

A Crescent City man suspected of murdering his wife and letting her body decompose in a closet for several weeks is anticipated to stand trial on March 23, Del Norte County District Attorney Katherine Micks told Humboldt Last Week.

Emiley Tesch [Photo from the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office]

Emiley Hughes — or Emiley Tesch as those close to her have been calling her — last spoke to family on December 23, 2018, and her body was discovered in her Crescent City home on February 14, 2019, almost exactly one year ago.

The defendant who will soon stand trial in front of a jury, Emiley’s estranged husband Edward Hughes, previously pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges. He also faces child abuses charges related to his then around one-year-old son.

This story appears at 12:22 in the Humboldt Last Week episode below:

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