03/14/2013 02:57 pm ET

Anthony Tyron Mayo Allegedly Murders Wife With Vacuum Cleaner In Las Vegas

A Las Vegas man arrested in California on Tuesday is accused of strangling his wife and then beating her to death with a vacuum cleaner.

A task force of the FBI and Los Angeles police tracked Anthony Tyron Mayo from Vegas to Mojave, Calif. He was wanted for an Aug. 10 incident in which he allegedly fatally beat 40-year-old Beverly McFarlane, according to the Los Angeles Times.

That followed his suspected strangling of her on Aug. 8. Two days later, he allegedly beat her on the head with the vacuum cleaner until she was unconscious, the Associated Press reports. Two children were in the home at the time, but weren't injured.

McFarlane survived the two attacks long enough to tell police what happened, but died two weeks later in the hospital, suffering from a brain injury, CBS News reports.

Mayo reportedly fled to California. He's currently in Los Angeles awaiting extradition to Nevada, where he faces murder, coercion and domestic battery charges.