The husband of a 52-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her in the East Meadow home they shared last month, Nassau County police said.

Hector Bejarano was charged with second-degree murder. Investigators said the 53-year-old man killed his wife, Mirian Bejarano, who died of blunt force trauma, in the couple’s Prospect Avenue home.

“There was evidence collected in the home yesterday that also solidified the arrest and the charge,” Homicide Squad Det. Sgt. Jim Skopek told reporters Thursday during a news conference at police headquarters in Mineola.

Police began investigating after the victim was found dead at 4 p.m. April 28. Investigators said they have recovered what they believe to be the murder weapon, but would not identify it. Skopek declined to discuss the suspect’s alleged motive.

Investigators had initially been tight-lipped about the case, only saying that the woman was not a victim of random violence.

Judge James Darcy ordered the husband held without bail. He is due back in court May 18.

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