The husband of a teacher who was found dead in her home earlier this week has been charged with murder.
Andrew MacCormack, 29, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murdering his wife Vanessa, 30, at their home in Revere, Massachusetts, on Saturday.
Police say he stabbed the woman in the head and neck, strangled her and then attempted to cover up the killing before calling 911 himself.
In the days since, detectives have reviewed surveillance footage which they say pointed to ‘one person and one person only’.
Andrew MacCrormack, 29, has been charged with murdering his wife Vanessa, 30, who was found dead inside their Massachusetts home on Saturday after being stabbed in the neck and head and strangled
They say the killing was an act of domestic violence. They allege that the woman’s husband made ‘concerted efforts’ to conceal it and tried to make it look like a random murder committed by an intruder.
MacCormack was arrested at Revere Police Department on Tuesday. He will be arraigned on Wednesday morning.
At 3.30pm on Saturday, police were called to the couple’s home by Andrew who works for a dry wall company.
Inside they found his wife with evident injuries to her head and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other information was released about how who may have killed her and police turned to the public for help.
Andrew was seen the following day retrieving a baby chair from inside the home and broke down in tears on the street.
Police allege that MacCormack killed his wife in an incident of domestic violence then tried to cover it up before calling 911
Police found the woman’s body inside their home in Revere, Massachusetts, on Saturday after her husband called 911
On Sunday, the day after his wife’s death, MacCormack was seen retrieving a child’s chair from their home. He was arrested on Tuesday
The pair share one child together and have been married for two years.
Police have not yet suggested exactly what may have prompted him to commit the killing but they described it as an incident of domestic violence on Tuesday.
‘The evidence suggests that her murder was a crime of domestic violence, committed in the very place where she should have been safest – her own home,’ Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a statement.
State Police detectives who were called in to help solve the murder said they had no doubt about who killed Vanessa, whose relatives described her as the ‘best mother in the world’.
‘After a thorough, open-ended investigation, it was clear that those facts and evidence led to one person and one person only — and he is now under arrest,’ Massachusetts State Police Colonel Richard McKeon said.
Andrew MacCormack will be arraigned in Massachusetts on Wednesday morning.
Authorities say surveillance footage points to ‘one person and one person only’. The couple had been married for two years
Friends described Vanessa, a teacher, as ‘the best mother in the world’