For­mer Stamps player charged with mur­der

Medicine Hat News - - SPORTS - LIND­SAY WHITEHURST

SALT LAKE CITY A for­mer CFL player sliced his wife’s neck and then crawled on the ground out­side their rented Utah con­do­minium be­fore flag­ging down a po­lice of­fi­cer, prose­cu­tors said in mur­der charges filed Mon­day.

The bloody scene in the ski town of Park City in­di­cated that Keri “KC” McClana­han, 28, put up a des­per­ate strug­gle be­fore she was killed. The weapon was a small, sharp knife she’d worn sheathed in a ny­lon para­cord bracelet, charg­ing doc­u­ments state.

Po­lice found her husband, An­thony D. McClana­han, 46, cov­ered in blood and crawl­ing on his stom­ach out­side early in the morn­ing of Nov. 2. He lifted him­self up just enough to flag down a po­lice of­fi­cer, then dropped back down and be­gan con­vuls­ing, his arms mak­ing a “snow an­gel mo­tion,” the of­fi­cer on scene told prose­cu­tors.

An­thony McClana­han was treated for mi­nor in­juries and orig­i­nally told of­fi­cers he and his wife and baby had been at­tacked. In­ves­ti­ga­tors, though, found no ev­i­dence of any­one else go­ing into the build­ing or of a baby at the Park Re­gency.

His wife’s body was found in the con­do­minium he had rented af­ter some­one else at the build­ing called 911, say­ing they’d seen him crawl­ing low to the ground through the hall­ways and call­ing for help. Keri McClana­han suf­fered sev­eral cuts to the front, back and sides of her neck, as well as other de­fen­sive wounds.

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