Husband Accused in Wife's Slaying Could Face Death Penalty

Woman last seen walking son to school

A new charge was filed Monday against a man accused of killing his estranged wife and dumping her body just as he was supposed to begin paying child support.

Henry Lisowski, 67, pleaded not guilty to a special circumstance of
murder for financial gain charge.  He's being held in the disappearance of Rosa Lisowski, 50.  She was last seen March 24 after walking her son to school.  Her body has never been found.

Investigators said they found traces of the missing woman's blood on a kitchen counter in his home and in the cargo area of his car.  His blood was found inside his Lexus.  They also said they have reason to believe her body was dumped in a Mount Hope area Dumpster.

The deputy district attorney said the couple were embroiled in a bitter divorce battle and alleged that Lisowski had threatened his wife last year.

A preliminary hearing is set in the case for Feb. 2.

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis will decide later whether Lisowski will face the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.

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