NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Monday, November 2, 2015, 9:15 AM
Nearly six years after a wealthy financial advisor was found dead in her Upper West Side bathtub the woman’s husband has been charged with the murder, police said on Monday.
Cops arrest Roderick Covlin, 42, and charged him with the Dec. 31, 2009 murder of his wife Shele Covlin, authorities said.
The couple was in the midst of a pricey divorce when their 9-year-old daughter found her mom strangled their W. 68th St. apartment around 7:15 a.m. on New Year’s Day, police said.
It was initially believed that Covlin had fallen into the tub, fatally striking her head. But in April 2010 the city’s Medical Examiner declared the death a homicide.
A judge denied the widower access to his late-wife’s $ 1.6 million life insurance policy in 2011. He was awaiting arraignment Monday morning.