Man pleads guilty to strangling wife with phone cord

Man pleads guilty to strangling wife with phone cord Photo: Hennepin County Jail

February 12, 2019 04:09 PM

A Minneapolis man charged in connection to strangling his wife with a phone cord has pleaded guilty, according to a release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. 

The release says Tony Le pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder. 

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Le is expected to be sentenced Feb. 12. Prosecutors will be seeking the recommended sentence of just over 25 years in prison. 

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According to a criminal complaint, Minneapolis police received a call shortly after 8:40 a.m. on Sept. 25 regarding a death at a home on West 61st Street. Le told police upon arrival, "My wife is dead", according to the complaint.

Officers located a woman — later identified as My Huong Huynh Truong — in the bathroom of the home, where she was pronounced dead.

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During an interview, Le admitted that he had strangled his wife after an argument, according to the complaint. After Le was placed under arrest, he told investigators his wife recently told him she wanted a divorce. Le said he had left the country for three weeks and returned to find she had filed divorce papers.

The complaint said Le and the Truong got into an argument on Sept. 25. Le admitted in an interview to approaching her from behind and strangling her using a telephone cord.
 

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