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New Rochelle Police Arrest Husband For Allegedly Killing His Wife

An autopsy is being performed on Tonie Wells of Brooklyn, to determine the cause of death. Her husband was apprehended by New Rochelle police on Wednesday.
An autopsy is being performed on Tonie Wells of Brooklyn, to determine the cause of death. Her husband was apprehended by New Rochelle police on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Facebook

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A husband was apprehended in connection with the death of his Brooklyn wife earlier this week by New Rochelle police, the New York Times reports.

Charges were pending against Barry Wells, 29, who was out on bail after being arrested on a charge of choking his wife, Tonie Wells, in September, according to the report.

Police were dispatched to Tonie Wells' Brooklyn home Wednesday, but “never got out of their patrol car before reporting that the call was unfounded,” the article says.

An hour later, the two officers were called back to the home, where Tonie Wells was found lying unconscious on the floor and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the New York Times.

The officers have been suspended without pay over their handling of the call, according to the New York Times.

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