District Judge Kim Shumate increased Lonnie Daughtery’s bond Monday from $100,000 to $500,000 cash during a video arraignment.
Daughtery, 37, is charged with one count of murder and animal cruelty after he was discovered in a hotel room Saturday afternoon with his slain wife and cat.
Sgt. Tim Cleary of Elizabethtown Police Department said Daughtery confessed to killing the cat. Daughtery told police he strangled his wife, Michelle Daughtery, because she wanted to commit suicide and was unable to do it by herself.