Prosecutors: Woman charged in 2007 killing recently confessed

WARREN, Ohio – Prosecutors say a woman accused of killing her husband in Ohio in 2007 and flight to her home country of Brazil, professed, while they returned to the U.S. this year and alleged he sexually and spiritually abused.

Fifty-three-year-old Claudia Slutty has pleaded not guilty to an aggravated murder charge in March 2007, the death of Karl Slutty, a 43-year-old U.S. air force Reserve and a commercial pilot.

Family members deny he was abusive.

Authorities say Claudia Slutty fled to Brazil after the capture of her husband at home in Newton Falls, about 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Cleveland.

She was arrested and sent back to the US. after the Brazilian supreme court revoked her citizenship in 2016.

Defense attorneys argue her right to a quick trial was violated and her claim must be denied.

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