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Suspect arrested for homicide at Amarillo motel

Mary Cheatheam, 57, is suspected of killing her husband, 65-year-old Samuel Cheatheam on Friday, according to police. Mary Cheatheam, 57, is suspected of killing her husband, 65-year-old Samuel Cheatheam on Friday, according to police.

AMARILLO - A suspect for the apparent murder of a 65-year-old man at an Amarillo motel is now under arrest.

Amarillo police say Mary Elizabeth Cheatheam, 57, was booked into jail for her possible role in the death of Samuel Luke Cheatheam. The suspect is the victim's wife, according to police.

Police found Cheatheam dead inside a room at the American Motor Inn on Friday. The Special Crimes unit of the Amarillo Police Department was also called to the scene.

Preliminary autopsy results confirmed Cheatheam's death as a homicide, police said. 

Online records show Mary Cheatheam was booked into the Randall County Detention Center on Friday. She remains there Monday with a bond set at $500,000.

Amarillo police are also asking anyone with any information about this incident to call the Special Crimes unit at 806-378-9468.

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