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Greene man charged in the murder of his wife


Authorities in Iowa charged Thomas Petersen of Greene for the murder of his wife Monday.

Police found Judy Renee Petersen dead in her home on Saturday, June 4th.

Later that day authorities issued an Iowa AMBER Alert looking for her husband and their two-year-old son. Police found Thomas Petersen in South Dakota and were able to safely recover the child.

Through an investigation, officers found knives, and bloody clothing. Authorities say the couple had a history of conflict.

Along with the murder charge now filed in Iowa, Thomas Petersen also faces two counts of attempted murder in South Dakota. It's because two sheriff's deputies were injured in a high speed chase trying to take him into custody.

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