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Former Chicago cop charged with killing wife


Former Chicago police officer, Lorin Volberding,  has been charged with murder after his wife, also a retired CPD officer, was discovered fatally shot Friday  in their Spring Grove home, authorities said.

Spring Grove police were dispatched to the home of Elizabeth and Lorin Volberding around 1:30 p.m. Friday for a well-being check after a neighbor called 911, police Chief Thomas Sanders said. Officers found the body of Elizabeth Volberding, 68, in the kitchen, where her husband was lying on the floor, apparently intoxicated, Sanders said.

Police arrested Volberding, 71, who is being held at McHenry County Jail on a $1 million bond, records show.

Authorities said Friday was the third time police had been called to the Volberding home for a domestic disturbance involving the couple, including one incident in which they urged Elizabeth Volberding to get an order of protection.

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