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Former NFL Player Charged With Murder After Allegedly Slashing His Wife's Throat

Anthony McClanahan claimed he and his wife were attacked by a group of men.

A former professional football player is accused of slashing his wife’s throat. Anthony McClanahan, 46, has been detained as the primary suspect in his wife Keri “KC” McClanahan’s November 2 murder in Park City, Utah. McClanahan was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 1994 but never made an appearance in a game, according to People. He played four years with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in the 1990s.

A neighbor called 911 after spotting Anthony crawling on his stomach through the hallways of a condominium complex. He was screaming for help. When police arrived on the scene, Anthony raised himself up to flag down authorities, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Court papers filed on Monday stated that Anthony then lay on his stomach again and began convulsing, making what a police sergeant described as “snow angel” motions. Anthony told police that he and his wife were attacked by either two or a trio of men. He added that the strangers also attacked “his baby.” No baby or child was found on the premises.

Police discovered Keri, 28, “unresponsive and covered in blood” in the couple’s condominium. She had suffered slashes to all sides of her neck in addition to carpet burns and defensive wounds, The Associated Press reported.

Last month, McClanahan was charged with child kidnapping for allegedly picking up his 8-year-old son from a previous relationship and taking him over state lines.

No attorney was listed for Anthony in court records on Monday. The Summit County attorney’s office charged him with first-degree felony murder on Monday.

According to the court documents, Keri was killed with a paracord knife she wore around her wrist. Reportedly, it was for protection.

Heather Gauf, Keri’s sister, told The Associated Press that Keri was planning on leaving Anthony.

"He definitely dimmed her light so much and it was really hard to watch," she said.

[Photo: Instagram]

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