A 21-year-old Florida man has been arrested after he confessed to brutally slitting his wife’s throat, dragging her into a bathtub and then playing her favorite music while she bled to death.
Xichen Yang admitted to police that he killed his wife, Nhu Quynh Pham, on Monday in the apartment they shared in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Yang, who has since been charged with first-degree murder and evidence tampering, told cops that he killed his wife because she had burned his passport, according to local outlet WESH.
Police were called to the couple’s home around 8.50am on Monday after Yang failed to turn up to work, and told his boss during a phone call that he had murdered his wife.
Nhu Quynh Pham was stabbed to death by her husband at their Florida home after he claimed he flew into a rage when she burned his passport. Xichen Yang confessed to brutally slitting his wife’s throat, dragging her into a bathtub and then playing her favorite music while she bled to death
Yang, who has since been charged with first-degree murder and evidence tampering, told cops that he killed his wife because she had burned his passport
Officers and emergency personnel the found Yang’s wife, ‘lying in a pool of blood in a bathtub located in the bathroom directly to the right of the front entrance to the apartment,’ according to the complaint, Law&Crime reported.
Yang was later located by cops, and he was charged with first-degree premeditated murder and tampering with physical evidence, according to ASPD police said in a news release.
During his arrest, Yang allegedly confessed to his wife’s gruesome murder providing details of the knife he used in the stabbing, how she crawled down the hallway, and then how he dragged her into the bathtub.
He admitted in the complaint that he held her down in the bathwater for at least 10 minutes, as he ‘played her favorite music,’ and ‘held her hand’ until she died.
After she died, he started to clean the pools of blood splattered all over the walls and floor before fleeing the area.
Police said the victim sustained a ‘deep laceration to the left side of her neck’ and her stomach had ‘pooled with blood,’ Law&Crime reported.
Officials pronounced Phan’s time of death as approximately 9.13am.
Altamonte Springs Police Department was doing a welfare check on Monday morning when the came up on the grisly murder scene. Yang was not present at the time. Police located him and he was placed in custody without incident
Police said Yang said he flew into a rage after Phan burned his passport, and he could have ‘stopped short’ but decided not to.
He told authorities that was ‘not how he was raised’ and that he is the type of person who always ‘goes all the way,’ the complaint stated, Law & Crime reported.
Yang reportedly worked as a technician at Marco Polo Pools in Orlando Florida.
Michael Rathal, who worked with Yang, was identified in the complaint and the person who called 911 and told the dispatcher that Yang claimed he had just killed his wife.
‘Yang called Rathel’s son, Michael Cole Rathel, and informed him he had stabbed his wife, killing her, and was attempting to clean up the evidence,’ the elder Rathel allegedly told the dispatcher.