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Arraignment for Lakeside man accused of killing wife

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EL CAJON (CNS) - An East County man accused of killing his wife of one year in their Lakeside home is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a murder charge.

Andrew Richard Welch, 45, walked into the sheriff's station in Santee shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday and said he believed he had killed his spouse, homicide Lt. Larry Nesbit said.

Investigators went to the couple's home in the 11300 block of El Nopal and found the body of 43-year-old Tonya Welch inside. Nesbit said the woman's body bore "observable injuries," but authorities have not commented on the cause of death.

Andrew Welch was arrested on suspicion of murder and booked into San Diego Central Jail. He was being held without bail pending arraignment.

The couple had been married for just over a year, according to neighbors.

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