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Man Accused Of Decapitating Wife In Central Phoenix Home

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Posted at 7:15 PM, Jul 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:46:45-04

PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix police said a man suspected of decapitating his wife and their two dogs would be charged once he has recovered from his own injuries.

Officers were called to a central Phoenix apartment Saturday around 9:45 a.m. Saturday after a neighbor found the suspect, who was nude.

Officers entered the home and found 49-year-old Trina Heisch's body and the dogs in a closet.

The suspect told police he had killed three family members.

Police spokesman Trent Crump said the 43-year-old man remained hospitalized Sunday after undergoing surgery. The man had a missing eye and a severed forearm.

Crump said the suspect and victim have had a history of mental illness, domestic violence, and drug abuse.

Heisch was arrested in March for trying to stab the suspect. 

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