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.
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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.