Southern California doctor charged in wife’s 2016 murder

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a prominent Southern California doctor has been charged with murder in the 2016 death of his wife.

The Orange County district attorney’s office says Tuesday that Eric Scott Sills was arrested last week and is held on $1 million bail. It isn’t immediately known if the 54-year-old from San Clemente has an attorney.

Investigators did not say how 45-year-old Susann Sills died or what led up to her husband being charged.

His father, James Sills, tells the Orange County Register the family is shocked by the arrest. James Sills says Susann was co-founder of a Carlsbad fertility clinic where the defendant was medical director.

The newspaper says Eric Sills practiced fertilization in Europe and the United States and authored several books on the topic.

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