Husband accused of killing Columbus philanthropist indicted on murder charges

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — An 82-year-old man was indicted on two counts of murder by a Franklin County grand jury on Thursday after allegedly beating his wife to death earlier this month with a wooden side table.

Henry C. Evans is accused of killing his wife, Dorothy Cage-Evans, 85, who was found dead inside their northeast Columbus residence on Oct. 7 after officers were called to the 2300 block of Sunbury Road to check on a possible homicide. 

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A police report said that Cage-Evans’ husband, Henry Evans, called his stepdaughter and told her he had killed her mother with a wooden table. 

Cage-Evans and Evans were both philanthropists in the central Ohio area. They helped start Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands, as well as a scholarship fund, both of which help students across the area.

Two years ago, Cage-Evans presented Judge Kimberly Cocroft with an award for community service.

Cage-Evans was also involved with the Harmony Project.

Henry Evans is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 in courtroom 2B at 345 South High St.

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