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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A man accused of killing his wife at their Scottsdale home told police he strangled her with his bare hands.

Prosecutors say 61-year-old Michael Jay Cohn had his initial court appearance Friday.

They say he's being held on suspicion of first-degree premeditated murder.

Scottsdale police say Cohn called 911 about 11 a.m. Wednesday and claimed he had strangled his 60-year-old wife at their home located inside the Eagle Ridge development.

When officers arrived on the scene, police say Cohn came outside and was arrested without incident.

Police say there were no other occupants at the house and the body of Linda Cohn was found in a bathroom.

Officers say they noticed blood on Michael Cohn's hands and scratches on his neck and he asked for an attorney.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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