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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