Nathan Leuthold indicted on two counts of first degree murder

By WEEK Reporter

March 26, 2013 Updated Mar 26, 2013 at 6:44 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A Peoria County Grand Jury has indicted 33-year-old Nathan Leuthold on two counts of first degree murder for the fatal shooting of his wife.

Denise Leuthold was killed on Valentine's Day at her home in Northern Peoria.

Tuesday's indictment charges that Nathan Leuthold shot his wife in the head and staged an apparent break-in to cover the crime.

Prosecutors have revealed they found a note in the house from Denise Leuthold indicating she thought her husband wanted her dead because he was having an affair with a young woman from Lithuania.