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Victim's husband's girlfriend now charged in Lower Wetumpka Rd. homicide

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File Photo: Crime Scene on Lower Wetumpka Road File Photo: Crime Scene on Lower Wetumpka Road
Marquis Cheatham (Source: WITN-TV) Marquis Cheatham (Source: WITN-TV)
Dominique Atkinson (Source: WITN-TV) Dominique Atkinson (Source: WITN-TV)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Montgomery Police Department confirmed late Friday afternoon that a second person is in custody and charged in connection to the city's 18th homicide of 2013.

MPD detectives charged Dominique Atkinson, 21, of North Carolina with one count of capital murder in the March 31 death of Montgomery resident Ashley Cheatham, 21.

Atkinson is being held by authorities in North Carolina while awaiting extradition back to Alabama. Authorities describe her as the girlfriend of Marquis Cheatham, 23, the victim's husband.

Earlier Friday Montgomery police confirmed that Cheatham, an active duty Marine, was taken into custody Wednesday by the U.S. Marine Corp at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

He is accused of fatally shooting his wife while on a three-day pass. Mrs. Cheatham's body was found on April 1 on the steps of a home on Lower Wetumpka Road. It took two days to identify her body.

When Atkinson and Cheatham are extradited back to Alabama, they'll be held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Facility.

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