HAMPSTEAD, Md. (WJZ) — Police arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly killing his wife in their Hampstead home.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home in the 2600 block of Day Springe Drive at around 2:47 p.m. for a report of an assault with someone unconscious.

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They found the suspect, Jeffrey Caples, 59, outside of his home. While checking the home, they found his wife, Kelly Caples, 57, on the first floor of the home.

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Police said she had significant head trauma, puncture wounds to her chest and wounds on her hands. A hammer and a kitchen knife were found nearby.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

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He is being detained at the Carroll County Detention Center.

CBS Baltimore Staff