Police released details Friday morning about Thursday's arrest of an Avon Lake woman
AVON LAKE – Police released details Friday morning about Thursday's arrest of an Avon Lake woman for the August, 2011 murder of her husband.
Police arrested Jeane L. Harrington for the August, 2011 murder of her husband, Michael C Gabel.
The arrest is the result of an investigation into his death that occurred Aug. 16, 2011.
Gabel, 55, died on Aug. 16, 2011 inside the family's Karen Drive home.
Police say the Lorain County Coroner's Office determined that Gabel died of asphyxiation "and other "conditions of blunt impact to the head, trunk, extremities and electrical burns."
Chief Duane Streator says the couple's son, then-11, was home when he says Harrington attacked Gabel with a stun gun before suffocating him with plastic wrap.
Police say they found Gabel on the couch in his shirt and underwear, with industrial-strength, Saran-like wrap around his head.
Harrington told police then there had been a fight over money and their finances.
Streator said the department's investigation determined that Harrington used a stun gun on Gabel and, once he was incapacitated, it's alleged she wrapped his head.
The Lorain County Coroner's Office said Gabel's cause of death is asphyxia and other "conditions of blunt impact to the head, trunk, extremities and electrical burns."
Police did not say if there was a solid motive and Streator added that Avon Lake police had to be dispatched to the Karen Drive home on several occasions in the past.
Gabel was born in Lakewood, raised in Rocky River and had lived in Avon Lake for 12 years.
He was a graduate of Rocky River High School. He made a career in the automotive industry as a car salesman and had worked for Pat O'Brien Chevrolet Vermilion and Westlake; Abraham Nissan Sheffield; Barry Cadillac Elyria; and Barry Buick Lakewood.