July 23, 2016

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Medina man arrested in wife’s death

MEDINA — Following a year’s investigation, police arrested Dennis K. Auerswald, 60, of 1296 Dover Drive, today in the poisoning death of his wife in February 2009.



Police allege Auerswald, a retired major in the U.S. Air Force, poisoned his wife, Maureen Kay Auerswald, 60, over a period of time.

Chief Patrick Berarducci declined to comment on what type of poison was used.

Police arrested Auerswald in front of Medina Municipal Court as he was responding to a request from his probation officer. Auerswald was placed on probation in 2009 for operating a vehicle while impaired.

Auerswald is charged with murder, aggravated murder and forgery.

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