Charges filed against Niles man who turned himself in after allegedly murdering woman

(Taylor Popielarz/ABC 57)

The Niles man who allegedly strangled a woman on Friday, then turned himself in on Monday has been officially charged.

52-year-old James Parker Huffman appeared in a courtroom Tuesday. He learned that he’s facing life in prison on an open murder charge after allegedly strangling 52-year-old Angela Glara Cluver to death. He’s also being held on $1 million bond.

Niles police say Huffman turned himself into police at about 9 a.m. Monday, saying he murdered Cluver at their home in the 900 block of 14th Street. Cluver’s body was in “an advanced state of decomposition” when officers found her Monday after a warm weekend. She was identified using fingerprints, though a full autopsy is being done Tuesday.

Reports say that both Huffman and Cluver lived together at the home. ABC 57 spoke to neighbors, who say the two never caused any trouble, but that the two did have financial trouble.

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