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By Elisha Fieldstadt
An Illinois man who partially closed the lid of a whirlpool while his wife was inside was accused of involuntary violence on Tuesday after she was found dead inside, said the police.
Wheeling Police said they responded to a call on a spouse in the home of Eric and Laura Huska on Saturday night.
Laura Huska was found in the couple's whirlpool and was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to a police statement.
Investigators later found surveillance video showing that Laura had been "worried" when he tried to get out of the spa at night, the statement said. Her husband first tried to help her out of the water, but then "partially closed the spa's lid" while his wife was still in it and went into their house, police said.
When Eric Huska, 58, came back to the bathing room later on Saturday night, he found his wife floating and responding, police said.
Cook County Medical Exam's Office ruled Laura Huska's death to a murder.
Eric Huskas bail was set at $ 10,000 on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.