Arcadia man, 72, arrested in wife's 2001 death

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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) – Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say they’ve arrested a 72-year-old Arcadia man as a suspect in the stabbing murder of his wife more than a decade ago.

Lt. Wes Sutton says Richard Keith Cole was arrested Sunday at a Pasadena restaurant and taken to a local hospital for medical clearance before being booked into jail.

Charlotte S. Cole was 50 when she was stabbed repeatedly behind an Arcadia restaurant in 2001.

Officers had served a search warrant at Richard Cole’s home in 2011 and arrested him for murder, but he was soon released after further investigation.

Investigators gathered more evidence over the past year leading to the arrest.

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