GUNNISON, Colo. -- Four years after a man blamed the death of his wife in Colorado on their dog, a businessman from Texas has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.
Leslie Mueller fell off a cliff near Lake City in 2008.
Her husband, Frederick Mueller, told investigators the couple had gone for a hike.
He said they were taking photos of each other when a blue bird flew by and startled Leslie's dog, causing Leslie to lose her footing and "swan dive" into the pool below, according to the San Angelo Standard Times.
However, after years of investigating and nearly four dozen interviews, Frederick Mueller was arrested in San Angelo, Texas, earlier this month, according to Hinsdale County Sheriff Ron Bruce. Mueller was extradited to Gunnison the next day.
The newspaper said Hinsdale County Coroner Jerry Gray testified in court this week that he found a pair of damaged glasses and what appeared to be signs of a struggle in the snow near where Leslie allegedly fell.