Man accused of killing wife offered plea deal - WNEM TV 5

Man accused of killing wife offered plea deal

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GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) - A man accused of killing his wife after officers were called to his home for a gas leak has been offered a plea deal.

Andrew Farley Jr. of Grand Blanc Township is accused of killing his wife, Tiffany Cane-Smith Farley back in October of 2014.

Cane-Smith Farley's body was found at their home on the 5100 block of Centreville Road in Genesee County's Grand Blanc Township. A gas leak at the home was also discovered.

When officers arrived at the home, they found the woman deceased. Farley was injured inside the home, police said. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Officers said the gas leak may have been caused intentionally. Neighboring homes were evacuated because of the high levels of gas.

Cane-Smith Farley had several stab wounds to her upper body, police said.

Genesee County prosecutor David Leyton said the evidence suggests a fight broke out in the couple's home and Andrew Farley stabbed his wife repeatedly, including a fatal wound to her heart.

His defense attorney Ken Karasick said the whole story has not been told and it will come out during the trial. But with a deal on the table, chances are he will never go to trial. Farley waived his right to a preliminary exam Wednesday morning.

"It's just a very scary thing," said neighbor Harmony Langford.

Neighbors like Langford are still in shock over the news that Cane-Smith Farley was found murdered in her home just down the street in the quiet Grand Blanc community.

"This is a neighborhood that you always see kids out, you see people walking and jogging and riding their bikes," Langford said.

Sandy Monaghan still can't believe her friend is gone.

"I knew Tiffany through our animal rescue work and she was a bright light, sweet gal," Monaghan said.

Monaghan said she knew the Farleys and they seemed like a picture perfect couple.

"From what I could see they were great. They were very much in love. She teased him. He was the ever tolerant Stahlwart husband," Monaghan said.

She said Tiffany Farley fostered animals. She was fostering kittens at the time of her death. Monaghan said her efforts helped saved their lives.

"Her attitude with animals was 'I will do everything necessary.' She was up every two hours bottle feeding those kittens," Monaghan said.

Those kittens were in the house when she died and now Leslie Haney, another friend of Tiffany's and animal rescue volunteer, is taking care of them. She said Tiffany helped save dozens of animals lives.

"I'm sad, she really did a lot for the animals. She was always on street rescues going through abandoned houses, crawling into attics and she's gonna be missed," Haney said.

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