Police search Walsh home for additional evidence

Officials are continuing to search Bill Walsh's home for more evidence in his wife's murder.Police say after Walsh strangled his wife, Leah, Sunday, he spent the day planning to cover up the crime and

News 12 Staff

Oct 31, 2008, 9:48 PM

Updated 5,738 days ago

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Officials are continuing to search Bill Walsh's home for more evidence in his wife's murder.Police say after Walsh strangled his wife, Leah, Sunday, he spent the day planning to cover up the crime and establish an alibi. According to police, the murder occurred during an altercation after he returned from Atlantic City. Police say he did not plan on killing his wife.Walsh's attorneys say their client was coerced by police into giving a confession. His attorneys also maintain there is no evidence that links him to the crime."He was in custody for over 15 hours, sleep deprived, the inability to speak to family, friend or lawyers, and in fact, they used trickery and deception to get him to say the things they say he said," says attorney Karl Seman.Police say the confession came after six and a half hours of questioning.Cops had been searching for Leah Walsh since Monday, when her abandoned car was found on the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway. Her body was found Wednesday in a wooded area near the North Hills Country Club.Walsh has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and is being held without bail. The Bethpage man is being held in protective custody away from other inmates at the Nassau County Jail.
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