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Woman arrested after hitting, killing husband with hammer at Arlington apartment, police say

According to APD, a woman, later identified as My Tran, called 911 and told dispatchers that she hit her husband in the head with a hammer.

ARLINGTON, Texas — A 42-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly striking her husband to death with a hammer, the Arlington Police Department announced.

Just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, Arlington police officers were called to an apartment complex in the 3200 block of Sweetgum Trail in response to a domestic disturbance.

According to police, a woman, later identified as My Tran, called 911 and via a Vietnamese interpreter, dispatchers learned she allegedly hit her husband in the head with a hammer. Tran said that her husband asked her to come to the apartment to sign divorce papers. 

When officers arrived at the apartment, Tran was sitting outside near the apartment door and was immediately taken into custody.

Officers then entered the apartment and found the 45-year-old victim "bloody with trauma to his head" inside a bedroom with a hammer nearby, according to the arrest affidavit. He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS, police said. 

According to the arrest affidavit, once Tran was read her Miranda rights while in custody, she agreed to share what happened via a translator. 

In an interview with investigators, Tran admitted that she "had built up anger" over the status of her and her husband's relationship, the affidavit stated. Tran said around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, she retrieved the hammer from her vehicle and debated killing her husband. 

Once decided, Tran told investigators that she struck her husband at least "six to seven times in his head," before calling 9-1-1, the affidavit says.

Investigators said Tran also admitted that she was fully aware of her actions and took responsibility for her husband's death. 

APD said Tran has been booked into the Arlington City Jail on one count of murder in the death of her husband, whose name has not been released by police at this time. 

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