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October 20, 2014

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Grand jury indicts man accused of killing wife with vacuum cleaner

A Clark County grand jury has indicted a man accused of fatally beating his wife with a vacuum cleaner.

Anthony Tyron Mayo, 38, was indicted today on felony counts including murder, battery and coercion.

Mayo’s wife, Beverly McFarlane, 40, reported he strangled her and hit her in the head with a vacuum cleaner in August 2012 at the couple's North Las Vegas home in the 4300 block of Matinee Avenue, police said.

McFarlane was taken to University Medical Center and treated for a brain injury but died two weeks later.

Mayo was apprehended in California in March 2013 by a task force made up of officers from Henderson Police, Metro Police, the Los Angeles Police Department, the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Fugitive Task Force.

Clark County District Judge Linda Bell set Mayo’s bail at $1.05 million. He is in the Clark County Detention Center.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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