Following her release Wednesday morning from an undisclosed hospital for an undisclosed issue, Maine State Police arrested Karen McCaul for the murder of 63-year-old Richard Howe of Troy.

Police were called to McCaul’s apartment on High Street, near the Somerset County courthouse, around 2 p.m. Dec. 24. There, they found Howe’s body and it was later determined by a state medical examiner that he had been stabbed to death.

McCaul, 45, had been hospitalized since the grim Christmas Eve discovery. An arrest warrant was issued Dec. 28 charging McCaul with murder and police were awaiting her release from the hospital to make the arrest. According to state Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, McCaul is scheduled to appear in Somerset Superior Court at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 6.

The nature of the relationship between Howe and McCaul still has not been released by police and detectives, both of which spent considerable time over the holidays investigating Howe’s death.

A memorial service for Howe is being held Sunday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m., at the Night Drifters Snowmobile Club in Detroit. A committal service will be held in the spring.