A former Dallas Cowboys player has been arrested on suspicion of his wife’s murder after her body was found in a Utah condo.
Anthony Darnel McClanahan, 46, is believed to have stabbed 28-year-old Keri ‘KC’ McClanahan repeatedly in the throat in the Park Regency Resort condominiums on Thursday.
And on Friday, charges were filed against him for allegedly kidnapping his son from school last month – behavior that he had allegedly tried to blame on injuries from his NFL days, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Police said that they were called to the Park Regency at around 1:30am on Thursday after another occupant complained of a ‘ruckus’ in the building.
At roughly the same time, McClanahan himself flagged down a police car, Fox 13 Salt Lake City reported.
When police entered the condo they found Keri’s body lying in her bed, with knife wounds on her throat.
Keri, who was the mother of a nine-year-old girl and a seven-year-old boy with another man, was a ‘beautiful spirit’ who was ‘instantly loved’ by people, according to her sister, Heather Gauf.
‘She was such an amazing mother and such a beautiful humanitarian,’ she said.
She dded that she was worried that it will ‘deeply affect my little niece and nephew, to know that their mother was murdered.’
McClanahan was signed to the the Dallas Cowboys 1993, but was dropped before the season began, according to a 1994 report by NewsOK.
He went on to play for the Calgary Stampeders, and calls himself a ‘sports performance consultant’.
McClanahan was also charged Friday with kidnapping his son from another relationship at the boy’s school.
He is alleged to have snatched his eight-year-old son from a school in Maricopa County, Arizona, on October 3.
According to court documents, the boy’s mom, Donna May, found McClanahan the following day and, with the support of police, demanded him back – but the ex-player refused.
While most of us were sad to see the NFL going the way that it has, there’s no great tragedy without some small gain. The nationwide boycott of the league has reiterated to patriotic Americans that we are still in the majority, and it might just drop from our view the lives of those whose destructive habits could lead the impressionable down a very terrible path.