INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (WCCO) — A Minnesota man told police his wife was accidentally crushed to death by a totem pole last year, but now investigators say he meant to kill his wife.

Police said 49-year-old Carl Muggli, of International Falls, was arrested in southern Texas on Tuesday.

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He and his late wife Linda Muggli ran a totem pole business. Last November, Carl Muggli told police a pole the two were working on fell onto his wife.

She was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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About a week after the incident, a tipster told the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office about intimate Facebook entries between Carl Muggli and a woman in Alabama.

The woman from Alabama later told police she was on the phone with Carl Muggli when he was arguing with his wife about a divorce. She says he called back saying there had been an accident.

Carl Muggli moved to Stockdale, Texas after his wife’s death.

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He will be returned to International Falls to face murder charges.