Published On: Sun, Jan 19th, 2014

California man, Edly Atherley, wanted for murdering his wife, surrenders in Tampa, Florida

A fugitive from San Bernardino County in California has surrendered to FBI officials in Tampa, Fla., authorities reported Saturday afternoon.

Edly AtherleyEdly Atherley, age 29, was arrested on a federal warrant to flee prosecution, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

He was booked by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department.

San Bernardino police said Atherley killed his wife, Ashley Atherley, inside their San Bernardino apartment Nov. 30, two days after Thanksgiving. She had been beaten and stabbed to death. Family members said the two had been estranged for a few months.

He is expected to face an identity hearing in Florida before being returned to San Bernardino County to face trial, Eimiller said.

The FBI had offered a $10,000 reward for his capture of Edly Atherley who was on the FBI’s most wanted list.

FBI Special Agent Kevin Boles said investigators received a tip in the hour before Atherley turned himself in.

“We had some inclination he may have been in the Tampa area,” Boles said Saturday. “We received a pretty credible tip today. We were actually in the process of having some agents respond to the location the tipster said (Atherley) was.”

Before FBI agents began their manhunt in Florida, Atherley arrived at the FBI’s Tampa office with an attorney.

Boles said it was unclear Saturday whether the tipster would be eligible for the reward money.

Atherley was being held without bail at Florida’s Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos said Atherley, if convicted, faces 26 years to life in state prison.


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  1. Brandon Jones says:

    No updates – Atherly entered a not guilty plea on Feb. 7 with a follow up hearing on Feb. 14 but information available

  2. Jason Fitch says:

    around blacks, never relax

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