Husband arrested for murdering wife in Granbury

A 72-year-old man faces a murder charge after he admitted to suffocating his wife Thursday morning at a home in Granbury.

A 911 caller had reported seeing a man dragging a woman’s body and trying to load it into a car.

When officers arrived, Joseph Scala told them he had suffocated his wife, 72-year-old Betty Scala, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Joseph Scala told police that the couple lived in Arlington but that Betty Scala was staying with a friend at the Granbury home.

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