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Wife in hot-oil slaying turns self in after week

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BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her husband by pouring hot cooking oil on him turned herself in to authorities Thursday after more than a week on the run.

Edna Mae Sanders, 45, faces a murder charge and was the focus of an intense search by authorities, including the FBI.

Police believe Sanders heated about two quarts of household cooking oil to a simmer, then poured it over Sherman Sanders' head, face, chest and arms while he slept July 28. Police say she then fled the couple's home in Diamondhead, in southern Mississippi, with her two children from a previous marriage.

Sherman Sanders, 53, suffered third-degree burns over more than half his body. The Navy veteran clung to life for a week before dying Aug. 4 in the burn center of an Alabama hospital.