October 1, 2014
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Police have arrested a man in California on charges that he fatally beat his wife with a vacuum cleaner in North Las Vegas.
Authorities say Anthony Tyron Mayo was arrested without incident Tuesday in Mojave City, Calif., after a collaborative effort between Southern California and Nevada law enforcement agencies and the FBI.
He faces murder, coercion, and domestic battery charges in the death of 40-year-old Beverly McFarlane.
Police who responded to a North Las Vegas home Aug. 10 say McFarlane reported her husband had strangled her before hitting her on the head with a vacuum cleaner two days earlier.
McFarlane was taken to University Medical Center and treated for a brain injury, but died two weeks later.
Mayo is in Los Angeles awaiting extradition.
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