Man accused of killing, burying wife in shallow grave in S.C. arrested in Alabama

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BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of killing his wife and burying her in a shallow grave in South Carolina has been arrested in Alabama.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that deputies arrested Dionicia Nava Abarca at a Bay Minette gas station early Sunday.

Officials said Abarca was charged with the unlawful imprisonment of his 17-year-old nephew after the teen driver told the officer he was being forced to take Abarca to Texas.

Authorities said the body of Abarca’s wife was then discovered Monday in a cornfield near Gaffney, South Carolina.

Abarca was charged with murder in her death.

It’s unclear whether he has an attorney who can comment for him.

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