A Windom resident is charged with murder in the death of his wife, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
Tony Le, age 55, called police Monday morning and brought officers to his wife’s body at their home at 1006 W. 61st St., according to the criminal complaint, and reportedly told police he had strangled her. Le was read his Miranda rights, according to the complaint, after which he said his wife had wanted a divorce after 20 years together. They fought after she insulted him in front of others, and he returned from a trip to Vietnam to find she had filed for divorce, the complaint said. Le told police he argued with his wife the early morning of Sept. 25, and he approached her in the bathroom and strangled her from behind using a telephone cord, according to court documents.
Second-degree murder charges allege the killing was not premeditated.
In Southwest Minneapolis’ 5th Precinct, police documented 102 reports of domestic aggravated assault year-to-date, which is a 79 percent increase over 2016 and an 82 percent increase over 2015.