Three children are left without a mother after watching their father allegedly beat her to death in what Oklahoma officials are calling a case of domestic violence.
Early Wednesday morning, Oklahoma County authorities responded to a 911 call reporting a disturbance at a Spencer home. Upon arrival, authorities found the body of 34-year old Shawntae Lynn Brown inside the house, according to an Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office news release. Also inside the home was Shawntae’s husband, Joshua Christian Brown, 34, and their three children.
In a statement to police, Joshua Brown allegedly admitted to punching and strangling his wife and that he “went too far,” according to a criminal complaint obtained by KOCO.
“It was very obvious that a violent crime had happened in that house,” Mark Myers, a spokesperson for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department, told KFOR.
The couple’s children, ages 7, 14, and 15, were interviewed, and
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