‘She found Another Man’: Jealous Sailor Admits He Killed Wife After They ‘Opened Up’ Relationship, Cops Claim

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Source: New London Police Department; UNSPLASH

Jul. 22 2022, Published 2:15 p.m. ET

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A Navy man in Connecticut is accused of murdering his wife and injuring their infant in a fit of jealous rage, according to authorities.

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“One life lost is one too many and this is a tragic event within the New London community,” the city’s police captain Matthew Galante said. “The only thing I can say to the public at this point is this does not appear to be a random act, and it appears to be an isolated incident, domestic related.”

At about 10:30 p.m. on July 20, firefighters were called to the burning home George Dodson, 23, shared with his wife and their 1-year-old son, WTNH reported.

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At the scene, firefighters discovered the body of Dodson’s 22-year-old spouse on the first floor and the baby boy upstairs.

The child was rushed to an area hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


In the backyard, emergency responders found Dodson suffering self-inflicted, non-fatal wounds to his neck, police said.

Court documents obtained by WTNH state Dodson told a paramedic, “I did this, I killed her," and he explained to police he allegedly used a hammer to kill the victim out of “jealousy.”

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“We opened up our relationship, and she found another man she loved more and I could not stand the thought of it so I killed her,” he allegedly told officers, who claimed he also admitted that he “started the fire.”

Dodson faces multiple charges, including murder, first-degree arson, criminal attempt to commit murder, criminal attempt to commit arson, tampering with evidence, reckless endangerment, and cruelty to animals.

He was being held in lieu of a $3 million cash surety bond.


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