published Monday, February 27th, 2012

Georgia man who said men strangled his wife is arrested

DECATUR, Ga. — DeKalb County police have arrested a man who claimed that his wife was raped and strangled by five men he said broke into their home near Decatur.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 60-year-old Jessie Armstrong was charged with misdemeanor battery and was being held in DeKalb County jail on $50,000 bond. Police responding to a call for help around 2 a.m. Sunday found April Denise Armstrong dead in the home.

Jessie Armstrong couldn't be reached for comment Monday and it wasn't immediately clear whether he had a lawyer.

Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish says there was no evidence of anyone inside the house other than the couple. But she said police did find signs of domestic violence.

The investigation continues and police are awaiting an autopsy to determine cause of death.

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