A local Navy doctor was the victim of a deadly love triangle, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Lt. Cmdr. Frederick Tayers III was found dead Monday in the bedroom of his North Park condominium. He had been stabbed seven times; prosecutors described one injury as a "gaping wound" to his neck. Tayers' wife, Jennifer, was also wounded. On Wednesday, she was charged with murdering her husband.
A brief arraignment was held in Trayer's hospital room, in Hillcrest. The judge did not allow news cameras at the hearing. The prosecutor indicated that jealousy might have prompted Tayers to kill her husband.
"The defendant sent an e-mail to a woman who she believed was having an affair with her husband, and in that, she wrote that she would be the last person that her husband would be alive with," Deputy District Attorney Fiona Khalil said after the arraignment.
Tayers pleaded not guilty to murder. Her lawyers said evidence may point to another explanation for Tayers' death. They said that Jennifer Tayers also suffered severe stab wounds and that two knives were found in the couple's bedroom.