Former police officer charged with murder

Nov. 10, 2013 @ 06:42 PM

Timothy W. Burns, a former Durham police officer, has been charged with murder.

His wife Maxine Burns, 50, was found stabbed to death in their Cedarwood Drive home on Friday night.

Timothy Burns, 51, was taken to the hospital for injuries that night and remained there Sunday. Officials have not disclosed the source or severity of his injuries.

He left the police department in the 1990s, according to police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.