Woman accused of hitting, killing husband with hammer after he asked for divorce

ARLINGTON, Texas — A woman was arrested in Arlington, Texas Wednesday morning after she police said she admitted to killing her husband with a hammer.

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Arlington Police Department said on Wednesday that officers were called about a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on Sweet Gum Trail. A woman had called 911 and told dispatch that she hit her husband with a hammer in the head.

The woman was later identified as My Tran, WFAA reported. Tran, using a Vietnamese interpreter, told 911 operators that her husband had asked her to come over to the apartment to sign divorce papers.

When officers arrived at the apartment, Tran, 42, was sitting outside and police detained her immediately, police said.

Police said Tran informed them that she went to her husband’s apartment at about 4 a.m., got a hammer from her car and went inside. She said she debated about going through with killing her husband, according to an affidavit obtained by Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Tran said she thought she hit her husband six or seven times.

The 45-year-old husband was found unresponsive in the bedroom, the newspaper reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tran also told police that she was fully aware of what she did and took responsibility, investigators said, according to WFAA.

She has been charged with a count of murder, the news outlet reported.

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