MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman who told police she "watched the love of her life commit suicide" now faces a murder charge alleging that she killed her boyfriend and staged his death as a suicide.
Alycia Caparelli of Merrillville was arrested Tuesday in Timothy Riley's December 2017 death. The 33-year-old told police she saw Riley shoot himself in the head and that he'd been depressed.
Riley was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The Lake County coroner ruled his death a homicide after determining he was shot from at least 2 feet away.