The man accused of killing his wife, a Massachusetts teacher, sounded panicked and emotional in 911 calls played during his murder trial Thursday.
Andrew MacCormack told dispatchers his wife, Vanessa MacCormack, was dead in their Revere bedroom, according to the calls played in a Boston court. She was strangled and stabbed on Sept. 23, 2017.
"She's dead, I think," MacCormack could be heard yelling on the 911 call.
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Andrew MacCormack has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge and has maintained his innocence, but prosecutors said the call shows he didn't even remove the bag around her head and check on his wife while on the phone with emergency dispatchers.
But the defense said the pain in the husband's voice is clear.
Also Thursday, a Revere firefighter testified about what he saw on the scene, which the jury visited.
Andrew MacCormack wept in court as he relived the day.
Vanessa MacCormack was a beloved mother and second-grade teacher at Connery Elementary School in Lynn. Her daughter, who was 1 at the time of the slaying, is believed to have been present during the murder but was found unharmed.
Prosecutors have said that Andrew MacCormack tried to clean up the crime scene with bleach, then left the home with their daughter to create an alibi. They allege that his wife had discovered he'd been stealing money from her before her death to fund a cocaine habit.
The medical examiner is expected to testify when the trial continues Friday.