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Texas Woman Bludgeons Husband To Death With Hammer After He Asks Her To Sign Off On Divorce

Arlington, TX – A Texas woman allegedly confessed to having bludgeoned her husband to death with a hammer early Tuesday morning after he asked her to sign divorce paperwork.

The incident occurred at apartment located in the 3200-block of Sweetgum Trail shortly before 6 a.m. on May 24, WFAA reported.

Arlington police responded to the scene after 42-year-old My Tran called 911 to report she had struck her 45-year-old husband in the head with a hammer after he asked her to come to his home to sign off on divorce papers, according to investigators.

The 911 center gathered the information from Tran using a Vietnamese interpreter, according to WFAA.

Tran was sitting outside her husband’s home when police arrived at the scene.

She was immediately taken into custody, WFAA reported.

Police said they located the male victim in a bedroom and noted he was “bloody with trauma to his head.”

Investigators found a hammer lying near his body.

Emergency medical personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Investigators said they provided Tran with a translator and issued her Miranda rights prior to interviewing her about the incident, WFAA reported.

She allegedly confessed to murdering her husband and said she was fully aware of her actions.

Police said Tran told them she had “built up anger” regarding her impending divorce, so she grabbed a hammer out of her car at about 4 a.m. and mulled over the idea of killing him, WFAA reported.

She allegedly confessed that once she decided to go through with her plan, she went and bashed her husband in the head “six to seven times,” according to police.

Tran then placed the call to 911, WFAA reported.

The victim’s identity will be released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office once his next of kin have been notified, according to CBS News.

Tran was booked into the Arlington City Jail on a murder charge, WFAA reported.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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