Royal Oak Tribune

New trial date for Waterford man charged with murdering wife

- By Aileen Wingblad awingblad@medianewsg­roup.com @awingblad on Twitter

A new trial date is scheduled for a Waterford Township man charged with murdering his wife last year.

T homa s Sudz, 73, faces one count of first- degree premeditat­ed murder for the death of Beth Ann Alsup- Sudz, 56, whose body was found March 17, 2019 by police conducting a welfare check at the couple’s home on Lockwood Drive.

A trial had been scheduled for last April but that had to change due to COVID-19 restrictio­ns at Oakland County Circuit Court.

Sudz is held without bail in the Oakland County Jail.

According to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office, AlsupSudz died from multiple blunt force trauma and sharp force injuries.

Sudz was in the home, unconsciou­s from a drug overdose, when police found his wife. Investigat­ors believe the overdose was a suicide attempt.

A few weeks after the slaying, 51st District Judge Richard Kuhn sent Sudz to the state’s Center for Forensic Psychiatry where he was evaluated for competency and criminal responsibi­lity.

Alsup- Sudz, a mother of three and grandmothe­r of one, was a popular cake decorator at a Kroger store in White Lake Township.

Judge Michael Warren of Oakland County Circuit Court will oversee Sudz’ trial.

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