Man accused of killing wife and wheeling body on dolly on Staten Island pleads not guilty

MARINERS HARBOR, Staten Island (WABC) -- A Bronx man is being held without bail after police say he killed his wife and dumped her body on the front lawn of a home on Staten Island.

Anthony Lopez pleadsd not guilty to a murder charge at his arraignment Sunday.

Investigators say Lopez murdered 26-year-old Aduba Obiamaka in Mariners Harbor, then wheeled her body around on a dolly while trying to dispose of it.

Authorities say his wife had been strangled.

The NYPD says Lopez fled Friday morning after an off-duty detective saw him wheeling the corpse, covered with a sheet, on Staten Island and tried to question him.

Police say that officers, acting on a tip, located Lopez in Manhattan and arrested him after chasing him several blocks. They say he had shaved his head.

On Sunday, Lopez also was arraigned on a criminal mischief charge from earlier this month on Staten Island. Authorities say he threw a brick into the windshield of a woman's car and a side window, shattering both. Bail was set at $1,000 in that misdemeanor complaint.

(Some information from the Associated Press)
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