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Minnesota Murder: Husband Accused Of Fatally Running Over 'Passionate, Generous' Wife — 'They Were Inseparable’

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Source: Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office

Jul. 11 2023, Published 12:16 p.m. ET

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A Minnesota man is accused of killing his wife, whose body was found alongside a road late last month, authorities said.

Tony McClelland, 47, was arrested for the murder of 49-year-old Angela McClelland in Fort Ripley Township, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

“The death occurred about two weeks ago and investigators have been working on the case putting the pieces together to the fatal events leading up to the death of the victim,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement obtained by FOX News. “Both the husband and victim lived together in their Fort Ripley home.”

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Investigators believe Angelea McClelland was fatally struck by a vehicle. Her husband now faces charges of second-degree murder as well as criminal vehicular homicide, according to Fox.

“We’re still following up on all sorts of different leads," Sheriff Eric Klang said. “So if we can find anything, anybody who might have seen anything, that would be great.”

An obituary for the victim explains she was a mother and “passionate, generous, stubborn, a remarkably hard worker, and a true perfectionist.”


It also notes she and the suspect were married in Las Vegas in October 2011 and “from that day on, just as they were in courtship, in marriage they were inseparable.”

“Tony and Angie loved to travel, spend time out West, and to take leisurely cruises — either by road or by water,” the obituary continues. “Together they spent time relaxing around campfires in the summer, hunted the Northland in the fall, enjoyed ice fishing in the winters, and maintained a beautiful home as the flowers grew in the early Spring.”

Angela McClelland “especially loved to spend quality time with Tony taking trips around [a] lake on their pontoon in the evenings,” the obituary reads, concluding, “The Fourth of July was their favorite holiday to gather with friends and family, and on this fourth, not one firework will shine as bright in her absence.”

Officials have not disclosed a possible motive in the murder case.


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