Charlotte man charged with murdering wife

- A Charlotte man has been charged with the murder of his wife following a CMPD investigation. 

On July 7, officers responded to 5400 Dusty Trail Rd. where they found an unresponsive woman inside of the home. She was pronounced dead on the scene by Medic. Alton Ulysses Morton Jr., 35, is now accused of killing his wife, Heidi May Morton, 35.

According to CMPD, Morton Jr. turned himself in at police headquarters. He was subsequently charged with murder and has been transferred to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.  

This marks Charlotte's 50th homicide of 2017. Check back for more information as it becomes available. 

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