A Texas Woman Didn’t Want to Sign Divorce Papers, So She Grabbed a Hammer and Beat Her Estranged Husband to Death, Cops Say

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Jun. 4 2023, Published 8:06 a.m. ET

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A Texas woman has been arrested after she allegedly killed her husband because he asked her to sign divorce papers, according to authorities.

Around 6 a.m. on May 24, officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex in Arlington, according to the Arlington Police Department.

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Officials said 42-year-old My Tran called police and said she had “hit her husband in the head with a hammer.”

A the scene, officers found Tran’s 45-year-old husband, whose name was not released, “bloody with trauma to his head,” and a hammer was found nearby, WFAA-TV reported. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tran was sitting outside the apartment and was taken into custody, officers said.

Prior to the alleged beating, the victim reportedly asked Tran to “come to the apartment to sign divorce papers,” WFAA reported.

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Officials used a Vietnamese translator to communicate with Tran, who told police she “had built-up anger” over her relationship with the victim and around 4 a.m. that day, she grabbed a hammer from her car and thought about killing him, WFAA reported.

She told police she allegedly hit her husband “six to seven times in his head” with the hammer before she stopped and called police.

Tran was arrested and charged with murder, officials said. She is being held in the Tarrant County jail without bond.


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