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Amherst Man Arrested, Accused of Killing Wife

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A man accused of killing his estranged wife in an Amherst County motel is behind bars Saturday.

Sheriff's investigators say 49-year-old Sylvester Cheatham was arrested in Wilmington, North Carolina and extradited back to central Virginia Friday.

He was wanted for first degree murder after his wife, Arnita Cheatham, was found dead August 2 at the Executive Inn in Madison Heights.

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