CHELSEA, Mass. – A man accused of strangling and stabbing his elementary school teacher wife inside their home cleaned the murder scene with bleach and then went to buy cocaine with the couple’s 1-year-old daughter in tow, prosecutors said.
Andrew MacCormack, 29, pleaded not guilty to murder at his arraignment Wednesday in Chelsea District Court in the death of 30-year-old Vanessa MacCormack, a second-grade teacher at Connery Elementary School in Lynn. He cried as he was ordered held without bail.
She was found dead Saturday in their Revere home. She was strangled and had stab wounds on her neck and a trash bag over her head, prosecutors said. Some of her teeth had also been knocked out, according to a police report.
“The place smelled of bleach,” Suffolk Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum said during the arraignment. “The bedroom had been cleaned, but the efforts had not removed all of the blood in the room.”
According to court records, bleach was poured on Vanessa MacCormack’s body and was used to clean the bathroom and wipe down a TV, according to the Boston Globe.
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