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Wife Commits Suicide After Killing Nigerian Husband in US

Wife Commits Suicide After Killing Nigerian Husband in US | Daily Report Nigeria

A certain lady has reportedly taken her life after stabbing her husband, Marinus Iwuchukwu, 59, who is a professor to death on Tuesday.

The tragic incident was said to have happened at his Wilkins Township, Penn home in the United States.

The 50-year-old Charte Dunn also shot herself to death, according to reports.

A statement from the Allegheny County Department of Police stated that officers arrived a little before 10 am at a local home to check on the welfare of a couple involved in a “violent domestic” dispute.

A third party had told police someone inside the residence had been stabbed, and that the woman inside had a gun.

When officers couldn’t obtain a response from the residents in the home, SWAT officers were called out to assist. After gaining entry, the SWAT team found both Iwuchukwu and Dunn dead.

The couple had suffered stab wounds and Dunn also had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The couple had been married since 2017, according to marital records reviewed by the Duquesne Duke. Though Dr. Iwuchukwu had filed for divorce in 2020, the split had not yet been finalized, the outlet reports.

Iwuchukwu, who had a Ph.D. in systematic theology and an M.A. in journalism from Marquette University, originally hailed from Nigeria.

He was an associate professor of theology at Duquesne.
He had worked there since 2008 and specialized in interreligious dialogue, inclusive religious pluralism, and media & religion. He was also the author and editor of various books.

A Duquesne University spokesperson said the professor’s death was a “tragedy for all involved.”

Marisa Captain, a student aide in the theology department who worked with him in 2022, told the Duquesne Duke that Iwuchukwu was “genuinely, just such a kindhearted person” who had always expressed interest in what was going on in her life.

Others who knew him expressed their heartbreak at a Catholic Theological Society of America announcement of his death.

Richard Hanson, who he’d been in grad school with Iwuchukwu, said:

Marinus became an incredibly accomplished academic theologian … and our world is enriched by his work.

“But I know that I personally felt even more deeply his kindness, warmth, and ability to communicate peace and love in the most simple and profound ways with all those whom he encountered.”

Neighbors of Iwuchukwu also told the Duquesne Duke they were shocked by his slaying, describing him as an “outstanding neighbor.”

However, It’s unclear what led up to the fatal incident as of press time.