Leah Walsh, the teacher from Bethpage who police said was strangled by her husband, will be laid to rest Sunday, her family said.
Her funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Gutterman's, 175 N. Long Beach
Rd., in Rockville Centre, followed by burial at Beth Moses Cemetery,
William Walsh Jr., also 29, with her murder.
William Walsh had pleaded with the public to help him find his missing
wife. He later confessed to strangling her after returning home early
Sunday from a trip to Atlantic City, Nassau police said.
Walsh's lawyer disputed the confession, saying at it was obtained
through "trickery" after hours of grilling his sleep-deprived client.
Police said the chain of events that led to Leah Walsh's death began
with an argument over whether he was cheating on her. After strangling
his wife at their Bethpage home, Walsh then hid the body in the woods,
staged a disappearance and made phony emotional pleas for her safe
return, police said.