Man convicted in North Bend body dumping
October 2, 2008 · Updated 12:35 PM
TACOMA - The husband of a woman who was found dead and her body stuffed in a large recycling container in North Bend last fall has been found guilty of murder.
Craig Cahill, 36, was convicted of killing his 52-year-old wife, Teresa, on July 29 and currently is awaiting his Sept. 18 sentencing hearing. Craig Cahill faces up to 45 years for the first-degree murder conviction.
Teresa Cahill's daughter reported her mother missing on Nov. 18, and Craig Cahill appeared on television shortly after urging people to contact him with any information about his "missing" wife.
After hunters found Teresa Cahill's body wrapped in plastic in a recycling container in the woods near Exit 38 on Nov. 18, Craig Cahill disappeared. He was arrested by a Washington State Patrol trooper in Pacific County on Nov. 18.
During the two-week trial it was determined that Craig killed Teresa on Nov. 13 following an argument over his illegal drug use during which Teresa asked him to move out of the house.