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Detective Charged in Wife's Death
John Ludwig dialed 911 at 8:38 a.m. and said his wife was dead, Loudoun Sheriff Stephen O. Simpson said.
, a 17-year member of the Marshals Service
, was taken into custody minutes later when authorities arrived at the Ashburn home, Simpson said.
, 51, was charged in the afternoon with the first-degree murder of Karen M. Ludwig, 38, Simpson said.
Others said Ludwig
, a motorcyclist who owns three or four Harley-Davidsons, was never unkind or aloof.
Marshal John Ludwig, who was ...
Marshal John Ludwig, who was convicted last year of voluntary manslaughter for killing his wife Karen.Mr. Ludwig had sought the proceeds of his wife's life insurance policy by arguing that Virginia's "Slayer Statute," which bars killers from profiting from their actions, applies only to murder convictions.
A jury convicted Ludwig
of voluntary manslaughter rather than murder.
A U.S. District Court ruled yesterday that John Ludwig
could not recover the proceeds of the policy because his
deceased wife had purchased the policy in Pennsylvania and the slayer statute in that state prevented him from recovering the money.Although the judge went on to say that Ludwig
would not have been entitled to the money even under Virginia
law, his judgment does not set a precedent in Virginia and could be decided another way by another judge.
Times Community Newspapers - Ludwig sentenced to 6-1/2 years
> Ludwig sentenced to 6-1/2 years
...Marshal John William Ludwig. Ludwig
was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm in the commission of murder for shooting and killing his wife, Karen Marie Ludwig, in July 2005 in Ashburn.
Posted: July 27, 2006 | Former U.S. Deputy Marshal John Ludwig should serve a total of 6-1/2 years in prison, a Loudoun County jury recommended July 20 after finding Ludwig guilty of voluntary manslaughter and using a firearm during a felony in connection with the ...
WAGE 1200 AM in Leesburg, VA -- News, Sports ...
Veteran US Marshal John Ludwig heard a judge rule for a grand jury to meet next month- over the shooting death of his wife- Karen ... full story.