(Warning: This story contains details of domestic violence and may be disturbing to some readers)
A 21-year-old man arrested on charges of murdering his wife stood before a judge in Seminole County, Florida Thursday.
Click Orlando reports that police say Xichen Yang admitted to authorities he slashed his wife’s throat, placed her in the bathtub and then held her hand until she died.
He is currently being held without bail for first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.
According to Law and Crime, Yang admitted to playing his wife’s favorite music as she laid bloodied in the bathtub.
Authorities arrived at the scene and found his wife, Nhu Quynh Pham, lying in a pool of blood. Officers reportedly found rubber gloves and disinfectants outside the bathroom in the hallway.
Yang also reportedly told police he could have stopped short of killing his wife, but was raised to always go “all the way.”
In a statementmMichael Rathel, Yang’s boss said he called Yang to ask him why he hadn’t shown up for work. He said Yang admitted to him he killed his wife and was angry at her for burning his passport, Law and Crime reported.
Click Orlando also reports police have previously responded three times to the couple’s home after receiving complaints from his wife.
“She called where he was doing self-harm to himself, and they had gotten into an altercation. There was a history of altercations,” said police spokesperson Michelle Montalvo. “When officers got on scene and got all the details, they were able to determine he was doing self-harm to himself, and the victim was also concerned for him. He was taken into protective custody.”
He was also arrested in January after a fight.
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