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Fla. Man Charged With Killing Wife

July 22, 2002

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FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ A man was arrested and charged Monday with dangling his wife by the ankles from a hotel balcony and dropping her nearly 60 feet to her death.

Colleen Dame, 46, fell from the fifth floor of the Lani Kai Island Resort into the sand Sunday night, sheriff’s Lt. Richard Dobson said.

Christopher Dame, 47, was jailed on a charge of second-degree murder.

Police believe he dropped her deliberately, Dobson said.

The couple from nearby Cape Coral had gotten into an argument while drinking at a bar in the hotel, Dobson said.

``It started at the bar and they took it up to their room, and then out on the balcony,″ Dobson said.

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