A Colorado man was found guilty of killing his ex-wife by strangling her because, he said, she wouldn’t stop cursing at him.
On Feb. 21, a jury in Colorado Springs convicted Dane Kallungi on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with a human body in connection with the 2019 presumed death of Jepsy Amaga Kallungi, KKTV reported.
Jepsy kallungi disappeared in March 2019 and her body has never been found. Dane Kallungi was extradited to Colorado after he was taken into custody in New Mexico in 2021.
The victim’s mother said she last spoke with her daughter on March 20, 2019. Two weeks later, on April 4, 2019, the Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide/Assault Unit opened an investigation into her disappearance.
According to investigators, Dane Kallungi confessed he strangled his ex-wife to death and then buried her body in Teller County.
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An arrest affidavit obtained by KKTV states Dane Kallungi said he and the victim were fighting and he grabbed her for “a second.”
“I did not mean to kill her, I just wanted her to stop cursing at me,” he said during a taped interrogation later played at trial. “I saw her suffering, I did not know what to do at first ... it’s eating me up for sure.”
According to Jepsy Kallungi’s mother, her daughter and Dane Kallungi met online and got married after she moved to Colorado to be with him.
The couple finalized their divorce in January 2019.
Dane Kallungi was sentenced to life behind bars without the possibility of parole.
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