Manhunt ends for murder suspect from Gloversville

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The manhunt for a murder suspect in Montgomery County is over. Michael Darling, 44, is now in custody.

The arrest came just one day after Darling left his home in Gloversville, after finding out he was being charged for killing his wife, Kristine Darling. Kristine died four years ago.

It was announced two years ago that Kristine Darling’s death was being investigated as suspicious, and Darling was considered a person of interest.

The Daily Gazette previously reported her death involved a gunshot, but Darling told a close friend that his wife committed suicide.

Darling pleaded guilty around that same time to illegally owning guns and six pipe bombs, and served three years in federal prison.

This case takes another twist. Ehle and Barnett Funeral Home handled Kristine’s services, according to her obituary. This is the same funeral home that was accused of mishandling human remains and operating without a license.

The former funeral home director – Brian Barnett – pleaded guilty to a handful of charges, including conceal of a human corpse and improper burial.

As for Darling, an indictment was handed up on Friday, charging him with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and two counts of tampering with physical evidence.