Baltimore County Police have charged 41-year-old Anthony Paul Rutherford of Fox Run Court in Reisterstown with first degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Kendra Michelle Rutherford.

On December 8 at 3:09 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the unit block of Fox Run Court in Reisterstown 21136 for a report of a dwelling fire.  When firefighters arrived on the scene, they made entry into the home and found 35-year-old Kendra Michelle Rutherford unresponsive on the first floor. She was transported to Northwest Hospital where she was declared deceased.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire in the home had been deliberately set.

On January 24, the death of Kendra Michelle Rutherford was ruled a homicide by means of asphyxiation by the Medical Examiner. Detectives then obtained an arrest warrant for Anthony Paul Rutherford.

Anthony Paul Rutherford was taken into custody and faces charges of first degree murder and first degree arson. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.