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July 2, 2014

Man charged in killing

CLINTON — A Cedar Rapids man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, a former Clinton resident.

Shawn A. Crowley, 43, is accused of killing Chantele Crowley, the daughter of Terry Turner, owner of Turner Appliance, in Clinton. Shawn Crowley officially was charged with the crime and made his first court appearance Tuesday.

Cedar Rapids police officers found Chantele dead at 1808 Eastern Drive SW, Lot 41, around 5 p.m. Monday after a welfare check was requested.

According to court documents, it appeared Chantele was strangled; a cellphone charger cord was found near her body.

Her husband, Shawn, allegedly admitted to several witnesses that he killed her and turned himself in to authorities later Monday.

During the initial court appearance Tuesday, the judge ordered a $1 million bond on the first-degree murder charge. The judge also set a pre-trial hearing for Nov. 11.

Online court records show Chantele had filed for protective orders in the past against Shawn. The latest order was filed May 29.

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