Police believe he killed his wife

Updated: August 17, 2004, 10:14 PM ET
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK -- Martha Howard was distraught and openly wept as she told reporters her heart broke with the death of her son, two-time Olympian Robert Howard. Arkansas track and field coach John McDonnell offered his prayers.

Howard's private and public families grieved Monday following news that the former Arkansas Razorback athlete jumped to his death from the 10th story of a medical school building after allegedly stabbing his neurosurgeon wife to death.

"We were deeply ...

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