Ukiah doctor accused of killing wife is arraigned, walks free after posting bail


UKIAH, Calif. - A Mendocino County doctor accused of killing his wife, was arraigned Friday morning and released after he posted bail, according to the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office.

Dr. Peter Keegan was arraigned in Mendocino County Superior Court on a second-degree murder charge, according to officials. The DA's office said the murder charge stems from an investigation into the suspicious passing of his wife of 30 years, Susan Keegan.

According to officials, Susan Keegan was found dead in their home in Ukiah in November of 2010. Officials said Dr. Keegan had told officials that his wife had fallen in the bathroom and hit her head with enough force to kill herself, and that she had been under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs.

According to the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office, Dr. Keegan's Attorney Chris Andrian of Santa Rosa, posted a $300,000 cashier's check and will remain free on bail.

The date set for entry of plea for 9 a.m. on Oct. 20.

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