Kallay Batchelor, 36, was arrested Wednesday after Escanaba Public Safety officers found Heather Batchelor, 32, dead in the upstairs bedroom of a home at 206 Stephenson Avenue.
Public Safety received a call at 4:19 a.m. of a female with an object in her throat. They found a knife protruding from the throat area. An investigation determined that a domestic assault resulted in her death.
Kallay Batchelor was arraigned by video on a felony charge of homicide/open murder. It carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. He is being held at the Delta County Jail without bond.
A family member has started a Go Fund Me page online to support the family including two young kids left behind.