Dinwiddie man charged with first-degree murder of his wife

Posted at 3:26 PM, Jan 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-23 15:38:29-05
Joseph Walton (SOURCE: Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office)

Joseph Walton (SOURCE: Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office)

DINWIDDIE, Va. – A Dinwiddie man has been charged with first-degree murder of his wife.

Nancy Sue Walton, age 63, died Jan. 19 from injuries she sustained during an assault.

Her husband Joseph Walton, age 61, was arrested on Jan. 12, when police responded to a domestic call at their home on Satisfaction Lane.

Walton was originally charged with aggravated malicious wounding and domestic assault charges.

He’s being held at Meherrin River Regional Jail