Gloversville man charged in wife’s 2019 murder after manhunt

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The Gloversville man who went on the run after finding out he was being charged with his wife’s murder is now in custody and being held in jail without bail.

Michael Darling was found in a wooded area in Mayfield, investigators said.

He is charged with killing Kristine Darling in 2019. The two of them share a daughter together.

Michael Darling’s physical state was fine when he was found, police said, and he is cooperating.

An indictment on Friday charged him with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence.

Darling found out about this indictment and fled his Gloversville home, investigators said. He was found in Mayfield.

Darling called 911 in 2019 and reported his wife committed suicide.

Two years later, her death was ruled suspicious, and Darling was a person of interest in the case.

It’s believed a witness in the investigation tipped him off about the indictment, District Attorney Lorraine Diamond said.

Darling was arraigned on Tuesday morning. He was sent to the Montgomery County Jail without bail.

His trial date is set for Oct. 23.

Learn more about the next steps in that case by watching the video of Tessa Bentulan’s story.