Detective staged wife’s murder as suicide to carry on affair, keep pension: prosecutors


A Massachusetts retired detective has been charged with murdering his wife by prosecutors who say the man was having an affair and didn’t want to share his pension when he fatally shot her–and then staged her death as a suicide.

Amy Fanion, 51, died of a gunshot wound to the head in May 2018. Her husband, Brian Fanion, 55, who served with the Westfield Police Department for 33 years, was indicted on a murder charge Thursday, prosecutors said.

Hampden County prosecutor Mary Sandstrom told a judge that Fanion was cheating on his wife at the time of her death. She said the affair began two…


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