Home / Top Story / Husband of wealthy NYC mom found dead in tub charged

Husband of wealthy NYC mom found dead in tub charged

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Monday, November 2, 2015, 9:15 AM

The crime scene at 155 W. 68th Street where Shele Covlin died under suspicious circumstances on Dec. 31, 2009.SABO, ROBERT, NEW YORK DAILY NEW/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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.

Shele Covlin, a wealthy financial advisor, was found dead in the bathtub at her Upper West Side apartment. Jill Lotenberg

Shele Covlin, a wealthy financial advisor, was found dead in the bathtub at her Upper West Side apartment.

Enlarge Rod Covlin has been officially charged with his wife’s 2009 murder. Siegel. Jefferson

Rod Covlin has been officially charged with his wife’s 2009 murder.

Enlarge

Shele Covlin (l.), a wealthy financial advisor, was found dead in the bathtub at her Upper West Side apartment in 2009. Her husband, Rod Covlin (r.) was officially charged with the murder on Monday.

JUDGE BLOCKS RODERICK COVLIN FROM WIFE’S $ 1.6 MILLION LIFE INSURANCE PAYOUT

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.

rsit@nydailynews.com

COLD CASES & TRUE CRIME
  • ORG XMIT: DANA10 Neg. Dana Sue Gray, accused of multiple murders, sits in a Riverside courtroom Wednesday where she pleaded guilty to get life without parole to avoid death penalty.
    Justice Story: Dana Sue Gray
    A PECULIAR ITEM recently came up for sale on a website that caters to people who collect things created, owned, or even just touched by murderers.
  • Barbara Thomason.
    Rooney’s wife slain by lover
    Carolyn Mitchell was one of those girls who seemed destined to make headlines. And did she ever.
  • exp;
    Justice Story: John du Pont
    The 1856 British Guiana one-cent magenta is a tiny octagonal red inch-wide stamp. Philatelic experts say that when it is auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on June 17, this singular postal artifact is expected to fetch something around $ 20 million, the largest price ever paid for a stamp. By weight and size, it may be the most valuable object in the world. The stamp is just one souvenir of the strange legacy of John E. du Pont, a man who had everything money could buy but threw it away in one moment of blind violence.
  • Exported.;
    Justice Story: Vampire king
    At more than 300 pounds and with dreadlocks cascading past his waist, Marcus Wesson, 57, was not what people generally think of when they hear the word “vampire.”
  • Exported.;
    Justice Story: Deadly mother-in-law
    A Chicago undertaker summoned to a physician’s office took one look at a corpse on an exam table and diagnosed what should have been clear to the doctor.

Previous Next


Top News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*