Nicholas James Firkus, 38, was arrested more than a decade after he told authorities that an intruder had broken into their home and shot his wife, Heidi Firkus, 25, during a struggle. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to charges against Firkus. Before Wednesday, no one had been arrested in the killing. However, police said they never stopped investigating the case.
Heidi Firkus was shot and killed in their home in the early morning hours on April 25, 2010. Nicholas Firkus, who was 27 at the time, told police he grabbed his shotgun after someone broke into the home around 6:30 a.m. Firkus said he struggled with the intruder, and the gun went off, hitting his wife in the back.
The family of Heidi Firkus issued a statement Wednesday following the husband’s arrest.
“We’re extremely grateful for all those who have worked so hard and long to get the case to this point. And also for everyone who has prayed and stood beside us all these years,” the statement read. “We are hopeful that these charges will finally bring out the truth and result in justice for Heidi. Even though we know we can’t have her back, we believe Heidi would want us to have the truth. God is honored by truth. Heidi’s life and memory is further honored by truth.”
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