A 21-year-old man has reportedly admitted to brutally slashing his wife’s throat before playing her favorite music while she bled to death, police say.
Xichen Yang was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday after his wife Nhu Quynh Pham was found dead in a pool of her own blood, Altamonte Springs police said.
Florida officials responded to a wellness check on 9am Tuesday after Yang failed to show up to work.
When officers entered the apartment, they found Pham laying in a bathtub in a pool of blood with her throat slashed.
Investigators also found rubber gloves and disinfectant beside the body, ClickOrlando reported.
Yang was not in the apartment but was approached by cops soon after their arrival.
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After he was questioned, Yang allegedly admitted to slitting her throat after he was overtaken by anger.
The young man told detectives, that “he could feel himself getting more and more angry” before her murder.
He was reportedly upset with Pham because she burned his passport.
Yang said, “he could have stopped short of killing her,” but “that was ‘not how he was raised,” cops recounted.
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After Yang slashed his wife’s throat, he dragged her into the bathtub, the arrest report shows.
He then “played her favorite music” and “held her hand” for around 10 minutes until she died, police said in the report.
Yang got cleaning supplies to clean up the blood when his employer called him after he failed to show up to work.
The alleged killer told his employer that he had done “unspeakable” things.
He allegedly admitted to the murder to the employer, prompting them to call police.
The Florida man was previously arrested on domestic violence charges after an incident involving his wife in January.
Yang is being held at the Seminole County jail without bond.
He is facing charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.
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He is due to appear in court on Thursday with an arraignment on August 3.
Someone has created a GoFundMe to raise funds for Pham’s funeral expenses.