A New Jersey woman was charged with beating her husband to death with a fire extinguisher, said the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police charged Laciana Tinsley, 42, Monday evening with murder and weapon charges in the death of 74-year-old Douglas Tinsley, said prosecutors.
The killing took place inside the Willingboro Township couple's home on Hancock Lane Monday afternoon. The victim died at the scene.
Tinsley struck her husband in the head multiple times with a fire extinguisher, said investigators. The motive for the assault remained under investigation Tuesday. Tinsley's defense lawyer said she acted in self-defense however and claimed her husband was suffocating her at the time. Investigators have not confirmed this however.
Tinsley will remain jailed until at least Friday. A judge will decide then whether to set bail or keep her in custody.