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Cops Claim Indiana Man Admitted on FaceTime to Murdering Wife Month After She Gave Birth — 'I Just Killed Amber, Bro'

Indiana Man Allegedly Admits to Cops of Taking His Wife's Life: Police
Source: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Robert Cooley was arrested in connection with the death of his wife, who was reportedly looking into getting a divorce, police said.

Jun. 7 2024, Published 12:01 p.m. ET

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An Indiana man has been arrested after he allegedly killed his wife, who gave birth recently and was looking into getting a divorce, according to authorities.

Around 7:20 a.m. on June 1, officers responded to a home in Indianapolis after receiving a report of a person shot, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

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At the scene, responding officers located an adult victim, later identified as 26-year-old Amber Cooley. She died from an apparent gunshot wound.

Officers found a firearm in the woman's home, and they arrested the victim’s husband, 25-year-old Robert Cooley, on suspicion of murder.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by WXIN-TV, Amber Cooley had been beaten and her throat was slashed.

Police claimed in the affidavit that Robert Cooley had FaceTimed his brother before officers arrived and told him: “I just killed Amber, bro.”

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The suspect, the affidavit alleges, also admitted to officers, “I took my wife’s life,” and “I did something bad. I need to go to jail.”

Court documents claim the suspect became “very upset" when he and his wife argued the day before the killing, and the two were known to have had “ongoing domestic issues.”

In an interview with WXIN, Amber Cooley’s mother claimed her daughter asked her the night before she was killed for help in getting paperwork to “help her get out of the situation” and end her marriage.

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Amber Cooley had given birth to a baby girl about a month before she was killed, and she reportedly called motherhood the “greatest job I have on earth.”

Amber Cooley taught kindergarten at Victory College Prep. The school said in a statement that the victim's “warm smile, nurturing spirit and caring heart set the best examples for our youngest and most impressionable students."


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