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Illinois man charged in wife’s burning death arrested in Memphis

Andrew McKissick

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An O’Fallon, Illinois man was charged with murder in the gruesome burning death of his wife after he was captured in Memphis, St. Louis station Fox2Now reports.

Andrew McKissick was booked into the Shelby County Jail on Tuesday as a fugitive from justice after police got a hit on the national database. They didn’t reveal where they located him or the circumstances surrounding his arrest.

The news comes just several days after the O’Fallon Police Department released a statement saying that first responders had located a burning car early Monday morning. Not too far away, they also located a woman who had sustained severe burns to her body.

Despite first responders’ best efforts, the victim — later identified as McKissick’s wife, Sherry Billups — died from her injuries.

Billups’ family told Fox2 that the couple had been married only a few months.

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